Adam and Eve (Tamara de Lempicka)

Adamo ed Eva
English: Adam and Eve
Artist Tamara de Lempicka
Year 1932
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 116 cm × 73 cm (46 in × 29 in)

Adam and Eve (Italian: Adamo ed Eva) is an oil on panel painting by a Polish Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. It was completed in 1932 and is a religious subject based on the Art Deco style. The painting is 116 by 73 centimeters, and is housed in a private collection.


Lempicka was fond of repeating certain interesting stories about the creation of Adam and Eve. The inspiration for this painting arose when a professional female model took a break to eat an apple. Lempicka asked her to hold the pose and started to sketch. She then invited a policeman who was making his rounds in the streets to pose for Adam.[1]


  1. [Book: Women Artists in Interwar France: Framing Femininity's, P. 187, ISBN 0-7546-6978-5]
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