The Garden of Eden by Stanley Pinker

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The Garden of Eden by Stanley Pinker The Garden of Eden by Stanley Pinker

Artist: Stanley Pinker (1924 – 2012)

Nationality: South African

Style: Cubism

Genre: Religious

In ‘The Garden of Eden’, Pinker provides the viewer with a pared down, Cubist-inspired Adam and Eve who lock eyes sharply above an abundance of sensuous floral forms. At first glance, this appears an idyllic scene, but the reference to the Garden of Eden locates the viewer in an uncomfortable position of dramatic irony; the awareness of a loss which is both imminent and irretrievable. An ambience poised between darkness and light, innocence and knowledge, is invoked by the starkly contrasting background colours. As the artist relates in an interview with Michael Stevenson: “Essentially the flat background does the footwork in my paintings; it is usually a base colour, or colours, and it sets the mood… In each case it is with the background that it all begins. It is…

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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