Hello friends, I’ve been tasked with completing my online art history class over this break and I’ve been missing Milton! I’m at the point in the Art History class where art has begun to be centered around Christianity. Watching the christianity spread and develop through the art is super fascinating and interesting when you consider everything else art was inspired by up until that point (multiple gods, women, cattle, real boring weird stuff).
I came across Gislebertus’ “Eve” from a 12th century church that no longer stands. The piece was at the entrance to remind those visiting the risk of sinning. There are theories about her pose here. Some think her resting her head on her right hand shows contemplation for what she is about to do (as her left hand holds the fruit), some also say she’s the serpent herself and she’s on her way to convince Adam to eat of the fruit. Crazy stuff!