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Creation of Eve, Temptation, and Expulsion

“The Creation of Eve, Temptation, and the Expulsion” (after Raphael) from the Vatican Loggia of Leo X, engraving, Francesco Villamena, Rome, c. 1600.

In the Creation of Eve, Temptation, and Expulsion the fall of man is shown as three events. In the first scene of the Creation of Eve, Eve stands on right side of the sleeping Adam, following the Biblical text Genesis II: 18-24. In the Temptation, there is a lush garden where Eve passes the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to Adam. The serpent looks at Adam with an almost serene gaze, as her snake-like body is wound around the tree. Eve stands proudly as she grasps one of the tree branches. Adam crouches down to the lower right, eagerly reaching up and grasping the fruit, probably a fig, from his wife. They both seem unaware of the consequences of their actions. In the Expulsion, Adam and Eve are chased from the garden by an angel, and as Genesis III: 1-6 states, they eventually will pay a heavy price for their sin.

Question: Can I hear the Genesis story and discussion with Bill Moyers on PBS?

Answer: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/genesis/program3.html


Question: What does Raphael’s fresco in the Vatican loggia look like?

Answer: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/stanzas/L1-Loggia.html