Charles Mahoney Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden exhibited 1936

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Artwork details

Artist
Charles Mahoney 1903–1968
Title
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Date Exhibited 1936
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 914 x 762 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1942
Reference
N05323
Not on display

Display caption

The Garden of Eden is here reinstated as a horticultural fantasy, defined by its relationship with an unseen domestic interior.  Mahoney's image of perfection glimpsed from a window was created in the mid-1930s, when the idea of the garden was actually an accomplice of suburbanisation.

May 2003

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