Adam and Eve, Anton Räderscheidt
Anton Räderscheidt
Adam and Eve
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Anton Räderscheidt

Adam and Eve, 1936


Dimensions
146.0 x 113.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2363
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

It is as an exponent of New Objectivity that the Cologne artist Anton Räderscheidt is known. The works he painted in exile in Paris from 1936 onwards have all but fallen into oblivion, only few of them having survived the war. The composition ‘Adam and Eve’ conveys the fear and uncertainty that characterised the artist’s situation. Not only the content, but also the thick application of the paint and extremely free brushwork are reactions to the political circumstances and the penchant for sentimentality that characterized tastes in art during the Third Reich.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Adam and Eve
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts: AR / 36

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 3,23

Iconclass

Primary
  • 71A51 Adam and/or Eve overcome with repentance
  • 31AA(+53) the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure (+ sitting)
  • 31A(+53) the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ sitting)
  • 31A(+51) the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) (+ standing)
  • 56BB1 Pain, Sorrow, Sadness; 'Dolore', 'Dolore di Zeusi' (Ripa)

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15.05.2019