[Milton-L] The Supreme Milton Artist: Eve by Klimt

Esther Khanna epiceki at verizon.net
Thu Nov 15 17:48:00 EST 2012


This fully-ripened Eve as seductress really does seen to capture how she  appears in PL just after Adam joins her in her fallen state and is just about to join her in a bout of frenzied lust-making. However, I just don't find it to be representative of her character. Klimt's use of metallic objects and other    representatives of the Industrial Age
as a accompaniment for and a background of his depictions of the heights of orgiastic pleasures marks him as a Modernist. For Milton, the Iron Age begins for Adam and Eve (and us) after they are expelled from Eden and that makes all the difference.

Esther Khanna
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On Nov 15, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Dario Rivarossa <dario.rivarossa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here's Eve - and Adam - in a drawing and unfinished painting by Klimt.
> They are among his last works:
> http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n628/Dariodhr/Eve_by_Klimt.jpg
> N.B. nudity, etc.
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