Michiel Coxcie 1499 – 1592

The Expulsion from Paradise

oil on panel (237 × 87 cm) — c. 1550 Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Michiel Coxcie biography

This work is linked to Genesis 3:24

An angel drives Adam and Eve out of Paradise with a sword, after they had eaten of the forbidden fruit. They now are ashamed of their nakedness and therefore try to cover themselves.

This is the right wing panel of a triptych. On the left panel, Coxcie showed The Fall. The central panel is lost.

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