Adam and Eve
 
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Drew Burgess

Painting

Oil

1994

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The story of Adam and Eve has always been something fascinating to me. I enjoy the sense of God, the garden, and the dramatic fall from grace; the simple truth of life with innocence, with love, with sin. I am intrigued by the epic literary quality of the bible and its use as a device in art history. I relied on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens for the source of my composition. Rubens work relied on a painting of Titian. I found this process very interesting as a way of connecting the present with the past.