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A Paradise Lost (Eva)

2021

Dated Titled

Size

65 x 100 cm
25.59 x 39 in

Reference

0fe70aaf

Year

2021

Medium

Paintings

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Oil and aluminium.

Part of a series of paintings of ancient Roman statues, this work depicts the torso of a female figure immersed in plants that are also present in the Corsini Botanical Garden. The statue represents the remains of Eve in the Garden of Eden.
The camouflaged serpent, which may be spotted hiding between the leaves below the torso, succeeded in tempting Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, with the promise that it would make her and Adam “as gods”. The deceptive serpent planted seeds of doubt in their minds, tricking them into neglecting God, whose image they were created in, thus causing them to lose what they once inherently had. The soft depictions of nature and antiquity compose an image that counteracts the industrial material the work is painted on. The surrounding flora that frame the painting were once as green and vibrant as those in the painting. Like a memory of something that was once there but is now lost in the crevices of time, what is left to remember this scene by is on a machine-made metal tablet.

1987 New York, United States

Charlie Masson (b. 1987, New York) received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and continued his education at The Royal Drawing School in London and Camberwell College of Arts, where he completed his MA in Printmaking and graduated with distinction in 2012. Masson has exhibited in New York, Miami, Milan, Rome, London and Shanghai. He currently lives and works in Capalbio, Italy. 


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