Adam and Little Eve

Paul Klee German, born Switzerland

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In this watercolor, Klee somewhat expanded the story of the creation of man. His Eve, after growing from Adam's rib, stays right there. She also remains a child. Evchen ("Little Eve") looks like a schoolgirl with flaxen hair tied in a braid. Adam is a broad-faced, grown man who sports earrings and a mustache. By placing the figures against a shallow ground with a reddish curtain, Klee seems to set the oddly matched pair on a puppet-theater stage.

Adam and Little Eve, Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno), Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on cardboard

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