La Cacciata Dal Paradiso

La Cacciata Dal Paradiso

Franz von Stuck’s painting “The Expulsion from Paradise” is a striking depiction of the biblical narrative from the Book of Genesis. Completed in the late 19th century, the artwork portrays the dramatic moment when Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden. Stuck’s use of bold colors, intricate symbolism, and meticulous attention to detail create a visually captivating composition.

The figures of Adam and Eve, depicted with expressive gestures and emotions, stand at the center of the canvas. The contrasting play of light and shadow accentuates their anguish and vulnerability as they face the consequences of their disobedience. The serpentine form of the snake, a potent symbol of temptation, coils around the couple, emphasizing their fall from grace.

Stuck’s fusion of naturalism and symbolism adds depth to the narrative, inviting viewers to contemplate themes of sin, redemption, and the human condition. The rich symbolism embedded in the flora, fauna, and celestial elements enhances the layers of meaning within the painting. “The Expulsion from Paradise” remains a testament to Stuck’s artistic prowess and his ability to convey profound stories through his unique visual language.

Project Details

  • width 71 cm

  • height 73 cm