The Dismission Of Adam And Eve From Paradise

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Cynthia Zuniga The Dismission of Adam and Even from Paradise The Dismission of Adam and Eve from Paradise is a painting by Henry Fuseli. The artwork is in oil on canvas. Henry Fuseli painted around 1796 to 1799. The painting is in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The label states, “ 1799 Henry opened temporary exhibition called the Milton Gallery with 40 paintings.” The dimensions of the painting or size are about 5 ft high and 2 feet wide. The Dismission of Adam and Eve from Paradise consist of four main shapes. According to the blog of Hammel, “Based on an event in Book XII from Milton’s Paradise Lost, it is of the moment when Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden after their father, God, has discovered they have eaten from the Tree of Knowledge”. The setting of the painting is set black. Fuseli makes the place seam bleakly and depressingly empty. Adam and Eve are standing bare, were Adam is holding even as she faints. Eve hides her face with her hands to show that she is ashamed of what she commit. In the left side, an angel is looking down at Adam and Eve, The archangel Michael is sending them away from the Garden of Eden. A faded image of face appears to the right side of the painting. The face seems to be God, he is watching over them. The only light in the painting is the angel, Adam, and Eve. The angel seems to be just a blur like a ghost in light white creamy color; around it has like a orange color to green blue color where the other face appears. The color of Adam and Eve is white cream, it has good contrast were you can see the shadows. The painting has very good value with the color black makes the darkness of the painting, then the lightness of bodies makes them stand out. The brightness of the angel, Adam, and Eve against the darkness of the background creates the most contrast. Hammel states, “They appear to be lit

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