The Fall – Original Painting

$1,600.00$2,000.00

“She took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.” Scroll down to learn more about this piece!

Available as just the painting on a linen panel (3/8″ plywood with linen adhered on top) or with a handmade, genuine gold-leaf, high quality frame. 12×12 without the frame, 17×17 with the frame.

Description

Adam sits, completely passively, forgetting his duty to protect his wife, as Eve gives him the apple. She gestures up at the tree, and the serpent who is not visible. Adam is right there. He knows what just went down.

He raises his hand in a weak rebuttal or question, but ultimately he will eat the fruit as well. Eve dominates and makes the first action. She forgets her duty to her husband and takes control of everything.

They are supposed to be helpmates to each other, Eve born from Adam’s side to rule with him. But both forget themselves and the ruin of the world comes about.

This is one of 12 paintings for the Ascension Press program “What We Believe” found here.

As part of the program I worked closely with the team to come up with each composition, and for this one we fell in love with Wenzel Peter Roberto Morgenthaler’s Adam and Eve in the Earthy Paradise, but just the figures of Adam an Eve.

Keeping the figures who so perfectly embodied the symbolism we wanted, I swapped the faces and the garden. 

Adam is the same model I used for the images of Jesus in this series, and on purpose. Jesus is the New Adam who will undo the sin of the first Adam.

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Oil paint is slightly transparent, letting light bounce through thinner layers of paint to the the lower layers. The brush strokes, everywhere they are even slightly raised, catch the light, and change throughout the day as the light changes.  The original painting will hold a depth that is not capturable with a print.  There’s no replacing what an original piece looks like, and when you love a piece, it’s always worth it to get the original if possible.

The frame that I’ve shown is a Masterworks Frames handmade, carved, 12 layer frame with hand applied gold leaf in either 12k (silver) or 22k (gold) genuine gold leaf (depending on what is shown in the photos). The frame is solid wood, and thick, I’ve never for an instant wondered if it would break, unlike store bought frames. The corners are filled in for a seamless museum quality finish.

If you do want a print instead, click here! You’ll be directed to the canvas print options on Ascension Press’ website. For paper prints, click the “shop now” button on the right, under a photo of the Baptism as a paper print.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 5 in
Framing

Just painting, With frame (+$400)

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Shipping

While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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