TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

Adam and Eve

c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 240 x 186 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The combination of blue, dark green and broken reds make this painting particularly charming. The background dissolves in uncertain forms. The painting seems to be comprised solely of a foreground. Here, all the picture elements are related to each other by means of skillful overlapping and contacts. There is considerable sensuous charm in the position of Adam's hand on Eve's right shoulder, just above her beautiful, full breast, as she reaches for the apple with her left hand.