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Adam and Eve (c. 1620) by the Italian painter Guido Reni (1575-1642). This painting from the heyday of the baroque era is nearly perfectly composed. The two perfect bodies like a pair of scales, the evil snake in the center and the the fatal apple. The lion, the rey among the animals, seems already very upset.
Homage To Rembrandt: Bathsheba (2001) by the American painter Patricia Watwood (born 1971). Here the subject is not any more the story of the Old Testament but art history itself.
Lot and his daughters engraving by the Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) part of his series "vrouwenlisten" where he depicted famous women of the Old Testament aimed at connoisseurs.
Ruth by the French Academic Painter Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889). This is a very reduced nearly symbolist painting.
Samson and Delilah engraving by the French artist Paul Gustave Doré (1832–1883) from the illustrated Bible (1866). Obviously Samson is explaing the importance of his long hair. Poor fool.
Susanna and the Elders by the Italian painter Agostino Carracci (1557-1602). One is already climbing over the balustrade, a real work of action.
Reading Mary Magdalene by the Italian painter Alessandro di Cristofano di Lorenzo del Bronzino Allori (1535-1607). The penitent sinner is studying and in front of her lies a skull reminding the vanity a all material desires.
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist (1910) by the Swiss Symbolist painter Adolf Frey-Moock (1881-1954). All is illuminated with a ghoulish green. And Salome is wearing also a snake bangle making the connection to Eve and all the other evil women.
Cameron Diaz in the movie "Bad Teacher" (2011). She poses as the eternal seductress, the bad woman, offering the evil apple.
Tamar by the Russian painter Marc Zaharovich Chagall (1887-1985). Disguised she's waiting for old Judah.
Potiphar’s Wife and Joseph by the Italian Baroque painter Paolo Domenico Finoglia, or Finoglio (c. 1590 – 1645). She has already grasped his cloak.
Judith by the Flemish manierist painter Jan Massys (c. 1509-1575). Even today she looks really seductive.
Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael by the Italian Baroque painter Gian Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666). Sarah turns her back to the cruel scenery.
This photo "les dompteuses" in numero 23 may 2001 by the fashion photographer Mert Alas is another new interpretation of the old snake seductress myth
This magazine cover by the American pin-up painter Enoch Bolles (1883-1976) is obviously influenced by the older Susanna bathing paintings.
Salome with Head of St John Baptist (1506) by the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Solari (1460–1524).
Pharaoh's Daughter by the English painter Frederick Goodall (1822-1904).
Samson and Delilah by the Dutch painter Adriaen van der Werff (1669-1722).
Susanna and the Elders by the Dutch painter Peter Wtewael (1596-1660).
The Woman, the Man and the Serpent; (1911) by the English painter John Byam Shaw (1872-1919).