The subject of this oil on canvas is Adam and Eve, believed to be the first human beings on earth. We see the story of Eve being tempted by the serpent, and then encouraging her husband to join in on the sin of eating from the forbidden tree. Notice her alluring stance, leaning over the shoulder of an ashamed and unsure looking Adam. The artist shows the order of the temptation, by placing the serpent behind Eve, and then Eve behind Adam.
This painting shows different earth tones of tan and brown for the subjects skin and the earth around them. We also see the use of greens on the land in the background, the trees, and grass. The artist also uses a hint of orange and red earth tones for the fruit.
Some visual elements showcased within this piece are round and organic lines, shown on the subjects body and the landscape. We also see emphasis with Eve’s paler skin tone and posture. Notice the movement created by the serpent wrapped around the tree.