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An image of Sketch for 'The creation of Eve' (variation 2) by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Sketch for 'The creation of Eve' (variation 2)
Other titles:
Sketches for 'The creation of Adam', 'The creation of Eve', 'The temptation', 'The expulsion', Ingres Pad no. 5
Year
1979
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
charcoal on cream paper
Dimensions

30.3 x 47.7 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, charcoal "Gleeson/ 5.1.79".
Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1994
Accession number
108.1994
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation
Location
Not on display
Further information

The story of the Creation of Eve is told in Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament. God created Eve, the first woman, from one of the ribs of the first man, Adam, to be his companion. Adam and Eve lived peacefully in the Garden of Eden until Eve tempted Adam to eat the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. As a consequence, God expelled both for their disobedience. The story of the creation of Eve is consistent with Gleeson's abiding interest in the transformation of forms.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 65.

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 65 (colour illus.). cat.no. 23a

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumenal paintings', pg. 22-26, Newtown, Mar 2003, 23 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003