fryesocialmediumFranz von Stuck (German, 1863-1928)
Die Sünde (Sin), ca. 1908
Charles and Emma Frye Collection, 1952.169
- sharononarnoldha! I'll never tire of this one.
- ms_roc_lIt’s no surprise that Sin has so many votes to be included in the exhibit. This dark Eve speaks softly to the carnal nature hidden within us all. Everything about this piece draws the viewer in; the undulating highlight along the serpent’s back that just mimics the line of her breasts, the women’s deep and unyielding stare, and of course, the mysterious yellow light without source or direction. Sin’s power is undeniable -- she is Seattle’s Mona Lisa.
- scovilleNot my favorite von Stuck, but one of my favorites of this group.
- allissandraelizaCan't say I'm surprised at yet another depiction of equating a woman's body with sin. Eve is depicted as a shameless woman whose breasts are the highlight of this piece. Unless this is a time-traveling portrait of JWoww, there's no way this was how this woman's breasts looked. Its pieces like this that tell us sexually, or just sexy women must of course be sinful. Dislike!
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