The climax: Satan enters the serpent, and tempts Eve to eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. Adam and Eve are undone.
Isn’t that a horrific example of racism: a white man standing on the head of a Black man? Not when you read the image carefully.
In which Adam is warned again not to eat the fruit of the tree of Knowledge, and recalls how Eve was made from his rib.
Sleeping figures painted by Rubens, Poussin, Velázquez, William Blake, Richard Dadd and other masters.
Account of the creation of the world, and of Adam in God’s image. Illustrations by William Blake, Gustave Doré and John Martin.
In which Raphael tells Adam and Eve how Satan was defeated and cast out of heaven, falling with his rebel angels into Hell.
On waking, Eve tells Adam of her dream of Satan tempted her to eat the forbidden fruit. Raphael sent to ensure Adam understands the dangers of Satan.
In which Satan enters the Garden of Eden, where he watches Adam and Eve. He decides to lure them to eat from the forbidden tree, but is caught trying to tempt Eve in her sleep.
Having passed through the gates of Hell, Satan makes his way towards the gate of Heaven. He’s there directed to the Garden of Eden, where God has just created man.
Inn which Satan’s council agrees to look for the Garden of Eden, where another kind of creature is to be created. Paintings by William Blake, engravings Doré and others.