Adam and Eve cover their nakedness as God makes his wrath felt in the Garden of Eden. Etching by J.E. Ridinger after himself, c. 1750.
- Ridinger, Johann Elias, 1698-1767.
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The light divides its rays into light and dark. The animal world resonates with the transgression (in all the previous prints in this series it had been mute, expectant and observant): in the bottom-right hand corner a dog howls and a lion roars. The vulture screeches in the direction of the accursed couple. The shame at nakedness is rather undermined by the fact that it is only in the previous print that the couple have appeared naked; throughout the rest of Ridinger's series they are modestly attired in swathes of undergrowth
Ad se ipsos absconderunt se, ut conturbarentur miseris erroribus, relicto lumine veritatis, quod ipsi non erant. S. Augustin in Gen. l. 11. c. 16 ...
Aug[usta] Vind[elicorum] [Augsburg] : J. E. Ridinger.
1 print : etching, with line engraving ; platemark 39.5 x 54.6 cm
Wellcome Library no. 20726i
- Creation |Biblical teaching.
- Human-animal relationships.
- Animals in the Bible.
- Women in Judaism.
- Women in Christianity.
- Serpents in the Bible.
- Forbidden fruit.
- Tree of life.
- Light |Religious aspects.
- God |Wrath.
- Fall of man.
- Adam (Biblical figure)
- Eve (Biblical figure)