The First couple

Adam and Eve are the first couple created in the bible; they are the perfect beginning of the human race, and they are those that doomed it to sin. Their depictions change through the ages. They begin as didactic, telling their story. Later they become symbolic of sin in the world, displayed in shame and despair. Further on, they become an excuse to depict perfect bodies in a perfect world. In the Baroque era, their scene is used for its emotional content. The themes surrounding them change, from despair to hope, pain to perfection. Throughout, their ultimate choice and its effect on the human race remain the reason for artists' repeated depiction of the subject. (Abdullah Ahmed, Christian Makhoul, Marissa Leick, Sarah Arehart)

This painting of adam and eve by de berrry is a series of four pictures, and is a page from the bible. God, adam and eve are all present and from their actions we can tell that the painting is didactic and trying to teach a lesson. the idea of depth is seen and this is one of the first gothic painting that tries to show depth in it. Giotto Lamentation Arena Chapel 1305 looks similar by style to the scenes from creation. Chris
The creation of the world and the expulsion from eden by Giovanni di paolo is really similar to giotto's madonna enthroned, there is three individuals in the painting and the halos are there to depict holliness. we can see from the painting that there is a greater of color. (chris)
This Northern Italian painting is a biblical scene depicting the events following the consumption of the forbidden fruit. Adam and Eve represent the fall of man through heavy emotion shown by the use of color and gesture as they depart from paradise. This piece demonstrates its place in Early Renaissance art and the connection to Massacio's "Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden" through its use of depth of space, naturalistic landscape and figures, as well as affectionate and individualized forms. (Marissa Leick)
This one side of a diptych panel, reflects the climax of the events unfolding in the Garden of Eden. Featuring naturalistic and individualized Adam and Eve, this painting portrays the height of the scene when Adam and Eve cave to temptation by taking the forbidden fruit. It is extremely detailed and naturalistic through the landscape, figures, and the leaves on the tree, in particular, which is why it fits in the Early Renaissance stylistic period. Similarly, this piece compares to Jan Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece" due to the depictions of Adam and Eve being focused on their sin, the use of naturalism in bodies and landscape, and the use of vibrant colors. (Marissa Leick)
Adam and Eve are not the focal point or narrative of the painting but they represent sin and the downfall of men. Rather, the focus is on Jesus and the broken world and the need for redemption. This painting reflects Early Renaissance stylistically and ties in similarities to Rogier Van der Weyden's Deposition. Although Jesus is in a different position and perspectives in the two paintings, both use vibrant color and naturalistic, individualized characters that depict remorse but in a somewhat subdued manner. (Marissa Leick)
In this opened triptych, the connection of Adam and Eve to the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus is reflected. Although not showing here, the original sinners depicted on the outside reflect the fall of mankind while showing Mary and Jesus reflects the redemption of mankind. The Morrison Triptych resembles the Hans Memling’s "Virgin with Saints and Angels" triptych that we studied in class. The frame around the triptych, the orientation of figures, vibrant use of color, and atmospheric perspective, are all similarities between the two triptychs. (Marissa Leick)
This painting of adam and eve Similar to Albrecht Durer's Fall of Man (Adam and Eve) etching of the couple at penultimate moment Fall is perfect, classical figures, here naturalistic, not focussed on beauty Here more simple, less display all he can do and more on story: their interaction, even holding apple (Chris)
This painting depicts God creating Eve from the ribs of Adam. This painting uses areal prospective and the faces look natural. This painting also uses bright colors and God looks like he is blessing Mary. This painting is similar to Titian, Meeting of Bacchus and Ariadne. This painting shows extreme body movements and it is also placed in the nature.(Abdullah Ahmed)
This painting depicts Adam and Eve nude holding each of their apples. This painting uses linear prospective and it is nude not naked because the parts being show are for the art of it, This painting use the dark versus light contrast and there poses are natural. This painting resembles Jan Gossaert's Neptune and Amphitrite, 1516. The poses might be different but both paintings use the same composition and also the same shades of color.(Abdullah Ahmed)
This painting depicts Adam and Eve being show there temptations. This painting shows both the pray and predator and it also captures a few stories from the bible. This painting compares Bruegel, Hunters in the snow, 1565. They both show animal and natural. They both show hunter and pray.(Abdullah Ahmed)
The Fall of Men tells the story of how Adam and Eve fell from heaven. Mary is handing Adam an apple while holding another. The serpent depicted is believed to be Satan. This painting is similar to Michelangelo Buonarroti's Creation of Adam. They are Similar because they both use contrapposto and areal prespective. Also They both depict Adam.(Abdullah Ahmed)
This sculpture is similar to Bernini's Apollo and Daphne it focuses less on story and tries to depict the human body poetry of scene, looking at the style the painting displays variety of textures. (chris)
This image displays Adam and Eve dooming the world by eating fruit. Unlike images up to this point, there's no guilt, shame, or despair in this image. On the contrary, it's lush, sensual, the couple is relaxed and coquettish. In this pleasant image, it falls to the viewer to make a judgement about the scene, rather than having despair spell out the message. This image is similar to Titian's Venus of Urbino. Both display sensual figures in rich colors, and focus more on the pleasantness of the scene depicted than the overall narrative. However, this image does tell a story, and the pleasure of viewing it is supposed to be squelched by our knowledge of the scene's true narrative. (Sarah Arehart)
This image shows Adam and Eve facing the wrath of God for their horrible decision making skills. Previous images of the expulsion displayed Adam and Eve walking out of the garden in despair, with angels watching them go. In contrast, here they are forcefully dragged out, their bodies contorting, feet scraping the ground in resistance. In further removal from previous images, a skeleton angel clings to the two figures, as a visible display of sin and death that they caused to enter the world. Their identities don't need to be known for us to realize that their fate is not desirable: emotion (and therefore piety) can be created by this image without knowledge of the story behind it. It's similar in style to Ruben's Arrival of Marie de' Medici with it's use of color, drama, and overall instability. However, this image extends off the canvas and into the viewer's space; Adam and Eve are being cast out of Eden and into the fallen world in which we viewers live. (Sarah Arehart)
This engraving displays a prelapsarian Adam and Eve, with Eve about to doom the human race, Adam cautioning her against it, and the snake urging her on. This image differs from earlier works by displaying Adam and Eve at the moment of their decision, rather than facing the consequences afterwards. Rembrandt deals with the penultimate moment leading up to the fall. He's telling the story of choices and the consequences of sin, so he displays Adam and Eve as unidealized. This image is similar to Albrecht Durer's Melancholia. Both artists took advantage of the new medium of print. However Durer's focus is on the greatness of the artist, whereas Rembrandt is focussed on the story of the fall with minimal background details to pull the viewer's attention away from the decision. (Sarah Arehart)
This work shows the creation of Eve. This painting differs from most in this set as it's focus is not on the fall or the sin of mankind, but rather on creation and the power of God. It is similar to Peter Paul Rubens' Consequences of War. Both painting use the contrast of light and dark, non-circular composition, and dramatic posing of figures used to create intense emotion in the viewer. (Sarah Arehart)
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