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.
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“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
Temptation in the Garden
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
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- carved wood
- Religion – Old Testament – Adam
- Religion – Old Testament – Eve
- Religion – Satan
- Religion – Old Testament – Garden of Eden
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