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Title

The creation of Eve

1980

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • 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
    Copyright
    © 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 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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