Monday, May 22, 2017

Paradise


Paradise
Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472 – 1553
oil on panel (81 × 114 cm) — 1530

Genesis 2:25 - And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

This panel shows a number of tableaux from Genesis.

Background, center: Eve is created out of one of Adam's ribs. On the foreground the two are addressed by God, who often made a stroll through the Garden.

Background, center-right: Eve has Adam take a bite from the forbidden fruit. Suddenly they are ashamed of their nudity, and hide behind a bush. But the archangel finds them and chases them out of the Garden (background left).

One might be tempted to think that Cranach used rubber dolls as models for Adam and Eve, as they don't seem to have any bones.
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