An image of The creation of Eve

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

The creation of Eve

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
1980
Media
Drawing
Medium
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
Accession number
294.1993
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation