Description of the artwork «The adoration of the Magi»
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Publications about the artwork
Events and expositions
Retrospective of Dürer in Vienna: “The Young Hare”, “Praying Hands” and self-portraits take centre stage
Albertina shows numerous works of Dürer for the first time since 2003.
Encyclopedia of Symbols
Winged and creepy-crawly creatures
It may seem that the world of insects deliberately offers itself as a pack of allegories. Moths, after a series of transformations, hasten towards the sun, beetles dig into the soil, spiders spin cobwebs… Man has always admired, feared, and watched closely his cohabitants on the planet, imputing imaginary merits and faults to them. Agile insects have ‘taken on’ a lot of masks, sneaked into a lot…