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An image of The creation of Eve by James Gleeson

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
The creation of Eve
Year
1980
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
charcoal, pastel, watercolour
Dimensions

49.8 x 69.8 cm image; 56.2 x 76.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "GLEESON 13.1.80".
Credit
Gift of Lou Klepac 1993
Accession number
294.1993
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 (3)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 125 (illus.). cat.no. 122

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 66 (colour illus., detail), 67 (colour illus.). cat.no. 23b

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, 'Gallery 2003 highlights', pg. 13, Newtown, Nov 2002, 13 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

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