Adamfilter and Evefilter
July 2, 2008 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Identify this painting of Adam and Eve!

For a friend:
"I'm looking for a painting of what I took to be Adam and Eve. They're running out of Eden, holding a gossamer shroud and looking back at the garden. I know I saw it in the Met -- I realize they change the exhibits around, but it was next to a door opening to another room."

Thanks all!
posted by suedehead to Media & Arts (7 answers total)

All I can recall is Durer's 1504 version, but they aren't fleeing so much as preening, and sans shroud.
Do you recall the era?
posted by Dizzy at 10:49 AM on July 2, 2008

There are a few images here that might help.

I would hazard a guess at something by (or after) Gustave Doré...
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 10:55 AM on July 2, 2008

There's this at the Met.

If that's not it, try searching the database. Use keywords like Eden and Expulsion, not just Adam and Eve.
posted by beagle at 11:31 AM on July 2, 2008

Best answer: Is your friend referring to The Storm by Pierre-Auguste Cot? The subjects aren't (ostensibly) Adam & Eve though.
posted by MaddyRex at 11:43 AM on July 2, 2008

Best answer: I immediately thought of The Storm as well. There are many images of Adam and Eve with the Archangel above them looking quite gauzy. Google Image Search found a bunch (adam and eve renaissance, adam and eve fleeing, adam and eve metropolitan museum).
posted by nax at 12:28 PM on July 2, 2008

Response by poster: MaddyRex (and nax), you were right! Awesome!

From my friend: "Yes yes -- it's perfect, though I remember the shroud being more ethereal, that's definitely it! I can't believe you found it! Thank you."
posted by suedehead at 10:34 PM on July 2, 2008

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