CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

The Paradise

Lindenwood, 81 x 114 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

In this painting individual scenes of the creation story and the Fall are presented. In the centre foreground God prohibits Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge. Behind them - from right to left - the creation of Adam, the Fall, the creation of Eve, the discovery of the Fall and the expulsion from paradise are depicted.