Adam and Eve: temptation and banishment (Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo)  

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Adam and Eve: temptation and banishment[1] is the final panel of Adam and Eve on the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo. It combines two contrasting scenes into one panel, that of Adam and Eve taking fruit from the forbidden tree, Eve trustingly taking it from the hand of the Serpent[2] and Adam eagerly picking it for himself, in a position that can hardly fail to suggest fellatio.

The second scene depicts their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, where they have lived in the company of God, to the world outside where they have to fend for themselves and experience death.

Masaccio's Expulsion from the Garden of Eden provided a large inspiration to Michelangelo and the depictions show a great amount of similarities.

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