The Fall of Man (Rubens)

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The Fall of Man (1628-1629) by Rubens

The Fall of Man, Adam and Eve or Adam and Eve in the earthly paradise is a 1628-1629 painting by Rubens, now in the Prado in Madrid. Once attributed to the minor Dutch artist Karel van Mander,[citation needed] it is now recognised as a work by Rubens.

It is a copy of the painting of the same subject by Titian,[1] seen by Rubens during his 1628-1629 trip to Madrid for peace negotiations to end the Dutch Revolt. It reflects Raphael's influence on Titian and Jan Brueghel the Elder's influence on Rubens, who adds a parrot and changes Adam's posture, musculature, age and expression.[2]


  1. ^ "Titian catalogue entry". 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  2. ^ "Rubens catalogue entry". 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2013-08-07.