Temptation in the Garden

  • George Lopez, Temptation in the Garden, n.d., carved wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 1998.84.25

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George Lopez made several images of Adam and Eve inspired by his father’s carvings of the Garden of Eden. In this piece he depicted the Fall, the moment when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Lopez showed the serpent changing from a snake into a demon to emphasize how easily Satan deceived the first couple.

Luce Object Quote

“This is a sort of Adam and Eve creation story . . .” George Lopez, quoted in Thetford LeViness, “He Carves the Santos---In the Land of the Penitentes,” Desert Magazine, 1958

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Temptation in the Garden
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Date
n.d.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Mediums Description
carved wood
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Keywords
  • Religion – Old Testament – Adam
  • Religion – Old Testament – Eve
  • Religion – Satan
  • Religion – Old Testament – Garden of Eden
Object Number
1998.84.25
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