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Title

The creation of Eve

1980


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


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

294.1993


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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

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

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