The Expulsion from Paradise

The Expulsion from Paradise

Artist Masaccio

Date ca. 1425

Movement Italian Renaissance

Medium Fresco

Dimensions 2’10.5″ x 6’10”

Located at Brancacci Chapel, Florence

 

This scene, just to the left of The Tribute Money, is significantly more abstract and simple—Adam and Eve step out of the Gates of Paradise before softly-modeled slopes in the background and below a sword-wielding angel above. Though contextual details are sparse, the message is clear in the shameful and agonizing expressions upon the pair.