Picture “Adam and Eve.” The most frivolous, from the point of view of tradition, the poses and gestures of the ancestors in the scenes of the Fall, created by other artists, seem innocent compared to Adam and Eve Baldung. Although Adam and Eve do not look at each other and do not touch each other, erotic-tense relationships arise between them.
Adam stands and, with his head thrown up, looks up at the serpent-tempter with a challenge. His look is full of lust. Eva, conscious of Adam’s passion, lowered her eyes in a coquettish and slightly mocking way, her face a tense expectation. The composition of the diptych is played out by the artist as a barrier, an obstacle between the ancestors.