Réf : 75526
Adam and Eve painted wood, Germany early 16th century
The author undoubtedly knew the versions of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) and Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) who contributed to the fame of this ambivalent subject, both moralistic and also eye-catching. of the spectator on the nudity of the characters.
These first representations of the nude north of the Alps, inspired by the circles of the Humanists of Wittenberg, were indeed intended to both seduce and warn the viewer. Unlike the models of Dürer or Cranach, the artist here shows the bodies of the first man and the first woman against a neutral background instead of placing them in a thick forest [...]