(Australia 21 Nov 1915–20 Oct 2008)
30.3 x 47.7cm sheet
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.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings 2003, Domain, 2003, 65 (colour illus.). cat.no. 23a
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look Mar 2003, 'Revealing drawings: ideas that were turned into monumenal paintings', pg. 22-26, Newtown, Mar 2003, 23 (colour illus.).
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003