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The Garden of Eden

Gold leaf and egg tempera paint on poplar panel

12cm x 12cm x 1.8cm

This painting references medieval and renaissance images of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. 

A brooding effect is created by the blue azurite scumbled over black in the background. In contrast, the foliage of the tree, painted in translucent verdigris over water gilding, appears to glow from within.