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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cornelis Corlenisz van Haarlem "Adam and Eve", 1622.

Hamburger Kunsthalle by Hans Ollermann
Hamburger Kunsthalle, a photo by Hans Ollermann on Flickr.

This painter is new to me. Such bizarre idealization in the Eve figure, but I like it. Adam is strangely unidealized and his legs and feet seem way too short. The real charm to me is the forward gesture of Eve's head and neck in contrast to the backward thrust of the upper torso. So self conscious and so human. The little frog at her feet is also delightful.

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