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

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

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

Other titles:
Sketches for 'The creation of Adam', 'The creation of Eve', 'The temptation', 'The expulsion', Ingres Pad no. 5
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1979
Media
Drawing
Medium
charcoal on cream paper
Dimensions
30.3 x 47.7 cm sheet
Signature & date

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

Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1994
Accession number
108.1994
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation