The Fall

One of twelve paintings in the “What We Believe” Ascension Press series. Prints are available through Ascension here!

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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 (and were nicely modest), 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.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
Size

8"x8", 12"x12", 16"x16"

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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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