Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472 – 1553

Adam and Eve (1538)

oil on panel (50 × 34 cm) — 1538 Museum Národní galerie, Sternberg Palace, Prague

Lucas Cranach the Elder biography

This work is linked to Genesis 3:6

In this panel Eve is shown as the instigator of the Fall. She almost pushes the apple into Adam's mouth, suggesting that woman is the origin of all evil. The cunning snake watches from the tree.

Lucas Cranach made several paintings on the Fall. On this site are versions from 1526, 1528 en 1533. We also have an article about the Fall.

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