(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)
The creation of Eve
- 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.
- charcoal, pastel, watercolour
- 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".
- Gift of Lou Klepac 1993
- Accession number
- © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation