Year :devised in 1968, first cast in 1984
Height: 52 cm
Material: bronze
Technique: lost-wax
Edition Size:350+35 EA
Patina: green/black
Maquette: original gouache “Adam and Eve” 1968
References Descharnes: Dalí: The Hard and the Soft, Sculptures & Objects. Eccart, 2004. pg. 254 ref. 654


In this artwork, Dalí illustrates the dramatic moment in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve are portrayed as two classical figures in Greek and Roman style. Adam raises his hand in indecision, as Eve entices him to eat the apple from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.The image of the snake is coiled into the shape of a heart, a playful surrealist touch, juxtaposing the evil element represented by the snake and the heart shape that he creates, representing human love.