The Expulsion from Eden, 1604


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.

The Expulsion from Eden
Artist Life
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H.4 i/ii; B.16;Wury.16
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