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



James Gleeson


21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Sketches for 'The creation of Adam', 'The creation of Eve', 'The temptation', 'The expulsion', Ingres Pad no. 5
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    Materials used
    charcoal on cream paper
    30.3 x 47.7 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. corner, charcoal "Gleeson/ 5.1.79".

    Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1994
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • 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.).

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