Friday, July 15, 2011

Sin thy Name Is Woman

The Sin (1893) by the German symbolist painter Franz von Stuck (1863-1928).

The snake and the women are here inseparably interwoven, they are only two faces of the same subject. The woman may be Eve, Lilith or the devil herself, she’s a dangerous seductress. After all that’s nothing new. Eve always has been a kind of demon, but at the end of the 19th century it seems that this is all what’s left.


  1. Judy...just wanted to thank you for keeping this blog up. The paintings and history behind them are very, very, interesting.

  2. Thanks a lot. I've not so much time for blogging, but I will keep on.

  3. The painter named "the last prince of art of Munich's great days".