Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472 – 1553

Adam and Eve (1533)

oil on panel (47 × 35 cm) — 1533 Museum Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin

Lucas Cranach the Elder biography

This work is linked to Genesis 3:6

In this depiction of The Fall it seems that Adam and Eve together decide to eat the forbidden fruit. The Bible says it was Eve who made Adam commit his first sin.

Another remarkable detail is that Eve has the face of a twelve year old girl.

Lucas Cranach the Elder made up to fifty paintings about the original sin. Examples on this site: 1526, 1528 and 1538.

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