Famous Adam and Eve Paintings

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Adam and Eve is arguably a fictitious story about the beginning of man. This story has captured the imagination of artists through time in memory. Some of these images are simply the celebration of the human body, while others are about story telling. There are also many art of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden that have humor.
To me Adam and Eve is symbolic of many things. I paint Eve with the apple to symbolize beauty and the seduction of temptation.

Here is a collection of famous Adam and Eve paintings in History (not in chronological order, of course).

Adam and Eve Gustav Klimt
Adam and Eve, Gustav Klimt

adam eve, ernst ludwig kirchner
Das Paar Vor Den Menschen, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

adam eve, Jan Brueghel The Elder
Adam and Eve in Paradise, circa 1610-15 Jan Brueghel The Elder

Creation, adam eve, Marc Chagall
Creation, Marc Chagall

Eve Tempted by the Serpent, William Blake
Eve Tempted by the Serpent, William Blake

Hendrik De Clerck, adam eve
Eve Tempting Adam, the Creation of Eve and the Expulsion from Paradise Beyond, Hendrik De Clerck

Adam and Eve, Heinrich Fuessl
Adam and Eve, Heinrich Fuessl (late 18th Century Artist)

Hieronymus Bosch, adam eve, eden
The Garden of Earthly Delights: the Garden of Eden, Left Wing of Triptych, circa 1500, Hieronymus Bosch

Adam and Eve, 1625, Peter Paul Rubens
Adam and Eve, 1625, Peter Paul Rubens

adam eve, gothic
Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise, from the Annunciation, 1430-35 Altarpiece, Fra Angelico

creation, russian icon art
The Creation of the World, Icon, Late 18th Century Russian

Adam and Eve, Zelda Fitzgerald
Adam and Eve, Zelda Fitzgerald

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The Creation of Adam and Eve from a Book of Bible Pictures, C.1250 (Vellum), William De Brailes

Adam & Eve, Raphael
Adam & Eve, Raphael

Adam and EVe, Maurice Denis
Adam and EVe, Maurice Denis

Adam, Michaelangelo
Adam, Michaelangelo

Adam And Eve, Nathaniel Currier
Adam And Eve, Nathaniel Currier

Adam and Eve, William Strang
Adam and Eve, William Strang

Pascal Deloche
Adam and Eve Fresco at Monastery of Saint-Antoine-le-Grand, Pascal Deloche

adam eve, Hendrick Goltzius
The Fall of Man, Hendrick Goltzius

Eve, Carlos Verger
Eve, Carlos Verger (late 19th Century Spanish artist)

Adam & Eve, Tamara Lempicka
Adam & Eve, Tamara Lempicka

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve, Guiseppe Cesari
The Expulsion of Adam and Eve, Guiseppe Cesari

F. Cayley
Adam and Eve Despair Learning That They are to be Expelled from Eden, F. Cayley

Adam and Eve, Lucas Cranach The Elder
Adam and Eve, Lucas Cranach The Elder

Adam and Eve, c.1935, Fernand Leger
Adam and Eve, c.1935, Fernand Leger

Eve, Odilon Redon
Eve, Odilon Redon

With time, Eve begins to look more beautiful and Adam begins to look less resistance. There is a shift of power, perhaps because of change in the attitudes of society in civilized cultures.

Love them or hate them, Adam and Eve is art. It is mostly likely fiction made up by centuries-old efforts to understand what life is all about. This story is also used to place blame on women while imposing male superiority. Art is a lie that brings us closer to the truth. Art does not provide the answer. Art is but a reflection of human perception and questioning. Art is questions un-answered. To believe in fiction or fictional art is like reading propaganda or stories made up by others. Are they truths? No. Truth is elusive. It found within.

As for the legend of Adam and Eve, everything is symbolic. Who has greater power the tempter or the tempted? Who is more superior? The tempter or the tempted? Which is really the stronger sex?

Adam And Eve, Robert James
Adam And Eve, Robert James

Hand painted reproduction – 32 x 29 inches / 81 x 74 CM – Jury Annenkov – Adam and Eve

 

Oil on canvas – 15 x 24 inches / 38 x 61 CM – Paul Gauguin – Adam and Eve

 

Hand painted reproduction – 23 x 32 inches / 58 x 81 CM – Max Beckmann – Adam and Eve

Hand painted reproduction – 25 x 32 inches / 64 x 81 CM – Suzanne Valadon – Adam and Eve

Hand painted reproduction – 25 x 32 inches / 64 x 81 CM – Emile Bernard – Adam and Eve

 

Hand painted reproduction – 12 x 24 inches / 30 x 61 CM – Erte (Romain De Tirtoff) – Adam and Eve

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