Category:Adam and Eve by Dürer in the Prado Museum

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Artist
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q5580 s:en:Author:Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
Alternative names Albrecht Dürer
Description

German painter, printmaker, engraver and mathematician

Date of birth/death 6 April 1528
Location of birth/death Nuremberg Nuremberg
Work location Nuremberg (1484–1490), Basel (1490–1494), Strasbourg (1490–1494), Colmar (1490–1494), Frankfurt am Main (1490–1494), Mainz (1490–1494), Cologne (1490–1494), Nuremberg (–1528), Innsbruck (1494), Venice (1494–1495), 1505–1506), Bologna (1505–1506), Milan (1505–1506), Florence (1505–1506), Rome (1505–1506), Augsburg (1518)
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Title Adam and Eve wikidata:Q351300
Date
Medium oil on pine panel
Dimensions Adam 209 × 81 cm (82.3 × 31.9 in)
Eve 209 × 80 cm (82.3 × 31.5 in)
(Inventory)Prado Museum Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q160112
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Native name Museo Nacional del Prado
Location Madrid
Coordinates 40° 24′ 49.28″ N, 3° 41′ 32.27″ W Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established
Website museodelprado.es
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room 55b
Accession number Adam P02177
Eve P02178
Object history In 1554 this painting and the companion painting were given as a present from Queen Christina of Sweden to King Philipp IV.
Notes
English: Reference number P02177. Dürer made this panel and its companion, Eve (P2178) upon returning from his second trip to Italy in 1505. Both works constitute an effort to synthesize what he had learned there, in search of a balance between Italian and Germanic approaches that would permit the ideal perfection of the human body. Thus, the choice of a biblical subject here is mere pretext. Dürer's knowledge of the classical nude is prodigious, while the exactitude of his lines reveals the hand of a unique engraver rooted in the northern tradition. The growing Italian influence is visible in the monumental grandeur of his figures, while his Germanic orientation is clear in the colors, the precise details and a naturalist taste that is expressionist in nature. All this is further enlivened by his brilliant draftsman's mind.
References Museo del Prado: Adam Eve
Web Gallery of Art
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