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Sketch for "Eve"

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Title

Sketch for "Eve"

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Eve (Biblical figure)--Art.
Figure drawing.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Saints in art.
Sin in art

Description

Pencil on yellow drawing paper
8.25" x 5.5"

The body language of "Eve" reveals her inner conflict as she gazes down at the bright, shiny apple. "Eve" stands in an unbalanced, almost awkward pose. Her head tilts in a quizzical manner. Her shoulders and breasts are uneven. Her torso and hips are twisted slightly and she is not centered on the pedestal. "Eve" is a good example of Fredericks' expressive use of the nude figure.

The sculptor used this female form as a model for the larger figure in "Two Sisters (Mother and Child)". Throughout history sculptors have reused successful compositions as the basis for other work.

The bronze was awarded the David B. Werbe Purchase Prize at the 1946 "Annual Exhibition for Michigan Artists," Detroit Institute of Arts.

Drawing also includes sketches for "Warrior Saint," "Eve (Knowledge of Good and Evil)" and "Holy Mother and Child" from "Saints and Sinners".

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series II, Box 1 Folder 21

Date

c. 1937

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

II-01-21

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Pencil drawing

Identifier

VIII.1998.001.491

Drawing Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Pencil drawing

Physical Dimensions

8.25" x 5.5"

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