Eve - Paris, France
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Quick Description: This sculpture by Auguste Rodin is located in Paris' Tuileries Garden.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 6:30:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMD912
Eve...the first woman according to the Bible and Koran. She lived with Adam, the first man, in the Garden of Evil..and is blamed for mankind's lost of Paradise by eating the fruit foorbidden by God. Read more about her at (visit link
This sculpture by French artist Auguste Rodin(1840-1917) is made of bronze and dated 1899. It is set with two other works by Rodin on a lawn in the Tuileries Garden. It depicts Eve naked...with one foot resting on a rock, she raises her arms to her face in an apparent protective reflex.
This website (visit link
) has an extensive discussion of this work and informs us that:
" Her protective attitude expresses her shame and remorse after the Fall:
"Ashamed of her fault, shrinking in fear, vaguely anguished not so much by remorse for her sin but by the idea of creating other human beings who will suffer in the future, (... the big) Eve is a bronze of an extraordinary aspect and all of Rodin is in it." [Camille Mauclair, Auguste Rodin, 1918]
In Rodin's work, 'Eve' does not appear as the originator of human sin, as a representation of evil; rather she represents the frailty of the human condition, exposed to threats and seduction."