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Title

Sketch for 'The creation of Eve' (variation 2)

1979


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Sketches for 'The creation of Adam', 'The creation of Eve', 'The temptation', 'The expulsion', Ingres Pad no. 5


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

108.1994


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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, Sydney, Mar 2003, 23 (colour illus.).