(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

The Expulsion from Earthly Paradise

c. 1535
Oil on wood, 43 x 31 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Although not all scholars are in agreement, there is presently almost unanimous accord over the attribution of this small work to Pontormo. The panel is linked stylistically to a drawing with the Creation of Adam and Eve kept in the Prints and Drawings Collection of the Uffizi, which shows the influence of Michelangiolesque anatomy yet is further enriched by an expressiveness drawn from the study of Albrecht Dürer's engravings.