Deconstructing Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve Reply

Dürer's Adam Eve

Spanish multidisciplinary artist, Paloma Navares, comments on Adam and Eve, Albrecht Dürer’s recently-restored oil painting in the Prado Museum. Her discourse is both about  his work and her own creative interpretation of it. Dürer, the painter and engraver, was also a mathematician and an expert in geometry. Perhaps it was that fact that inspired him to transgress the prevailing 8-heads tradition of his time in his Adam and Eve painting, adding a ninth to make his figures more slender. At the end of her presentation Navares makes an interesting point:

“We reach a stage in our lives in which what we have inside isn’t ours. Everything is lessons we have learned, cultural legacies we have inherited.”

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Paloma Navares artista

 

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