Deconstructing Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve Reply

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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:

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Commented Works: Albrecht Dürer (1498), with Cristina Iglesias Reply

Durer_26_PradoThis is another of the Prado Museum’s delightful little videos (6’51”) commenting on the works in their recent “La belleza encerrada. De Fra Angelico a Fortuny” show. Spanish artist, Cristina Iglesias, who lives in the U.K. and speaks excellent English, discusses Albrecht Dürer’s (Alberto Durero) 1498 Self Portrait at 26. Some of us wandered into the Prado when we were too young and, confronted unexpectedly with Durero’s prodigious work, were “imprinted” on it, like ducklings just out of the eggs. If you are one of us, you will like Cristina’s commentary on this little painting by the master.

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Commented Works from the Prado: Articulated Mannequin by Albrecht Dürer (?) Reply

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The Prado Museum in Madrid offers us another of their intimate little video jewels. On the occasion of the exhibit “Cloistered Beauty, From Fra Angelico to Fortuny” (La belleza encerrada. De Fra Angelico a Fortuny) in the museum, Spanish sculptor Juan Bordes comments on a delightful little piece attributed–with some doubt–to Albrect Durer, ca. 1525. In this five-minute video Bordes contributes the special sensitivity of the working artist to his commentary, emphasizing the charm of the small formats of all the work in this exhibit, works that “attract us like a magnet and communicate their message clearly as we’re standing before them. More…