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Untitled (Temptation in the Garden)

ca. 1970s Jack Savitsky Born: Silver Creek, Pennsylvania 1910 Died: Coaldale, Pennsylvania 1991 oil on canvas mounted on paperboard 8 x 10 in. (20.2 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak 1981.63.2 Not currently on view


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Jack Savitsky created several paintings and drawings of Adam and Eve, many of which show them standing on either side of a large, umbrella-shaped tree filled with apples. In this image he filled the background with colorful rows of trees and plants inspired by the farmland around his home in Pennsylvania. By adding details like these from his own experience, Savitsky created a friendly, colorful interpretation of the biblical story as he saw it.

Keywords

Animal - reptile - snake

Landscape - tree - apple tree

Object - fruit - apple

Religion - Old Testament - Adam

Religion - Old Testament - Eve

Religion - Old Testament - Garden of Eden

painting

folk art

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

paperboard

About Jack Savitsky

Born: Silver Creek, Pennsylvania 1910 Died: Coaldale, Pennsylvania 1991

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