Untitled (Temptation in the Garden)

Media - 1981.63.2 - SAAM-1981.63.2_2 - 125914
Copied Jack Savitsky, Untitled (Temptation in the Garden), ca. 1970s, oil on canvas mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak, 1981.63.2

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled (Temptation in the Garden)
Date
ca. 1970s
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
810 in. (20.225.4 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion — Old Testament — Adam
  • Religion — Old Testament — Garden of Eden
  • Object — fruit — apple
  • Religion — Old Testament — Eve
  • Landscape — tree — apple tree
Object Number
1981.63.2

Artwork Description

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.