GENESIS 2; 3, 1–8

In this case, the religious topic was just a pretext to depict the naked man and woman. In the beginning of 16th century, Dürer met an Italian artist Jacopo Barbari who lived in Nuremberg. Later he wrote about him: "He showed me a man and a woman that he depicted with the help of measuring – and I desired more, at that time, to know the essence of his method than to become a king". Since that time Dürer was committed to studying the proportions of the human body that were, according to him, well known to the Ancients and discovered again by the Italians. As a result, he made the picture Adam and Eve where Adam's pose reminds of Apollo Belvedere and Eve of Medici Venus.