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The Fall of Man  1610

by Pietro Mera

This depiction of the traditional subject of the "Fall of Man" in the Garden of Eden is extremely unusual because there is no serpent represented. Eve is represented as particularly sensuous and aggressive in offering the fruit to Adam, who does not take the fruit but who gestures in a way that indicated that he is arguing with Eve. Some theologians insisted that Eve was m...
H: 63 3/8 x W: 47 1/4 in. (161 x 120 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum