1/28/11

John Martin, Paradise Lost - Adam Hearing the Voice of the Almighty (Book 10)


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1824-1826
Technique: Mezzotint with etching on laid paper, 25.7 x 35.8 cm

...And from his presence hid themselves among
The thickest trees, both man and wife, till God,
Approaching, thus to Adam called aloud:
Where are thou Adam, ... / ... Come forth!
He came; and with him Eve, more both, though first
To offend: discountenanced both, and discomposed;
Love was not in their looks, either to God;
Or to each other; but apparent guilt,
And shame, and perturbation, and despair,
Anger, and obstinacy, and hate, and guilt.

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