The Fall of Man, painted by Hendrik Goltzius, illustrates the birth of sin through Eve’s seduction over the first man, Adam. The couple lays comfortably in the nude, as Eve persuades Adam to take a bite from the forbidden fruit. Almost camouflaged, the infamous snake, with the face of a woman, observes from apple tree. Goltzius effectively paints the sinful scene with color contrast, texture and balance. The emphasis is on Adam and Eve’s lounging bodies, which take up the majority of the foreground. The color of the subjects’ skin appears more vivid against the landscape’s brown and green hues. Shadow and light are used to create the womanly curves that caused the fall of man.