Adam and Eve by Albrecht Durer

Adam and Eve by Albrecht Durer (1504)
Year: 1504
Medium: Engraving
Description: Durer’s most famous work. The nude bodies are perfectly proportioned; they supposed to resemble the Roman gods Apollo and Venus. The 4 mammals present represent the 4 partitions into which the soul is divided after the Fall of Man. The figures are not totally nude because it would shock the German audience; they are in a forest (very Germanic).

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