The Expulsion from Eden, 1604

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The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  P.84.60

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A fervent Catholic in a chiefly Protestant culture, the Utrecht artist Abraham Bloemaert spread his faith by having his religious drawings engraved as prints. The banishing angel seems to fracture this print into a mass of diagonals, in a warning against sin. Eve recoils in her newfound nakedness while Adam frames Eve with outstretched arms. This creates a visual loop that illustrates Genesis 3:12-13: Adam blames God for sending him woman (Eve), and she blames the serpent for beguiling her.

Details
Title
The Expulsion from Eden
Artist Life
1566–1651
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.84.60
Catalogue Raisonne
H.4 i/ii; B.16;Wury.16
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