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Adam and Eve with Snake and Apple

Folk and Self-Taught Art
tableau
Adam and Eve with Snake and Apple

Artist/Maker

Dilmus Hall
American, 1900–1987

Date

ca. 1983–1984

Medium

Paint, putty, and wood

Accession #

1993.32

Dimensions

10 x 10 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

As a child in rural Georgia, Dilmus Hall sculpted animals from available materials. He moved to Athens, Georgia, after serving in the U. S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, where he was exposed to European visual culture. Hall combined the icons of his Christian faith with an African-derived belief in the power of physical things. This synthesis of traditions produced objects of remarkable spiritual force, such as this dark and powerful depiction of the temptation of Eve.

Credit

Gift of Andy Nasisse for the Nasisse Collection