This nude couple is essentially my version of a very traditional subject, Adam and Eve (sometimes called The Expulsion) that’s been a very popular theme for artists since the middleages. It probably reached its peak during the Renaissance. I’ve always found it a socially acceptable way—or a good excuse—to paint naked people—often with mildly erotic overtones.
When I was living in Melbourne, one of my exhibitions, Adam and Eve and Other Nudes did quite well in sales as well as press publicity.
Anyway, this is my latest Adam and Eve.
You can also see it, and lots more of my paintings on Saatchi Online.
I have some ideas for a few variations on this theme which I’ll be working on over the next few weeks.
Here are some technical details.
It’s painted on heavyweight paper (300gsm) specially manufactured to take acrylic paint. The painting is signed, dated and embossed with my monogram.
The sheet size is 50 x 64 cms and the actual image size is 43 x 56 cms. (19.5 x 25 ins and 16.5 x 22 ins)
It will be packaged and shipped in a very sturdy, large diameter (10 cms) cardboard tube.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions of if you’d like to give you a quote on an affordable original painting.
And don’t forget my challenge: “Everyone, yes everyone, can learn to paint and draw.”
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