"Eve and the Forbidden Fruit"

is written in a cheeky yet honest way that links various subjects and issues together, represented by beautiful art.

The following progression is a bit different to how the actual Art  Book will be set out, however it does show some of the progression and the way in which differing issues can be linked, and features some examples of the art that will be included!

 

 Naturally, this Art Book begins with some beautiful art of Eve:

"The Garden of Eden"

Artist & copyright : The Brothers Hildebrandt

The above art is part of a special gallery by The Brothers Hildebrandt . . .

Special thanks to Greg Hildebrandt and Jean L. Scrocco for all their kind support and assistance! 

http://spiderwebart.com/

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"On The Other Side of Eden"

Artist & Copyright : Pamela Delli Colli

To view the other credits used to create this art, please view:

http://imaginedmoments.deviantart.com/art/On-The-Other-Side-of-Eden-34256244

For more of Pamela Delli Colli's art, please visit the following sites:

http://www.pameladellicolli.com/store

http://www.zazzle.com/pameladellicolli

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An important aspect of the Eve story is the temptation of the 'forbidden fruit' . . . Eve is the main character in the narrative and Adam is conspicuously absent!:

"EVE"

Artist & copyright : Craig Barnes

For more of Craig Barnes amazing photography, please visit :  

http://www.craigbarnesphotography.com/

http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=1888791

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"Gnosis"

Artist & Copyright : Tiffany A. Toland

http://www.tiffanysrealm.com/

http://solalia.deviantart.com/

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"Garden of Eden"

Artist & copyright : Rhys Griffiths

http://shutupandwhisper.deviantart.com/art/Garden-Of-Eden-71326634 

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The early church viewed the forbidden fruit as a symbolism for sexual intercourse . . . Like Eve, all women were viewed as the cause of temptation - and so nudity and sexual intercourse were frowned upon by the church:

"Garden of Eden"  (left panel)  

 Artist & copyright : Jeriah Hildwine

One part of the "Garden of Eden" triptych.

Of the above art, Jeriah says:

"This is the left hand panel. Adam, seeing Eve for the first time, is popping a huge boner: it's literally the first boner on earth! Notice that Adam and Eve are blonde-haired, blue-eyed Caucasians (isn't that how we picture the Bible? Hardly in the Middle East!), also that Adam is circumcised, and that neither of them have belly buttons. Why would they?"

To see the whole triptych, and more of Jeriah Hildwine's art, please go to:

http://www.jeriahhildwine.com/

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"Eden 2"

Artist & Copyright : Sandra Yagi

To see all the wonderful and celebrated art of Sandra Yagi, please go to :

 http://web.mac.com/sandyyagi/iWeb/Site/Paintings.html

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By the medieval era society was truly under the dominion of the Church. And it is from this era that many  of contemporary society's poor views about sexuality and nudity are inherited from:  

"The Whore"                                                     "the Fruit"    

 Artist & copyright : Dani Kaulakis

Of the above art, Dani says:

"The Whore" was originally a cover piece for a graphic novel that I've never completed. The piece in of itself examines the role Eve plays in the genesis story and how biblical narrative paints her as being the "greater" sinner. With this piece I was also trying to draw parallels from her punishment (to lust for her husband, but bear children in agony for it) to the derogatory term "whore" (a woman who engages in sexual acts for fun or money but suffers a severe social stigma for her promiscuity).

In "the Fruit" piece I was trying to explore the consequences of the
Tree of Knowledge story and how such an action impacts the character in
Genisis as well as humanity as a whole.

More of Dani Kaulakis' art can be seen at:

http://www.danikaulakisart.com/

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"Wise Girls (Extended Edition)"

Photographic Artist & copyright: Yuri Novicov

http://www.redbubble.com/people/yin7/

http://www.photodom.com/photographer/Yin

http://www.photosight.ru/users/225739/

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Thus it is important to "go back" to Ancient civilizations to see how they viewed clothes and nudity and to compare/contrast this with today's western society . . .  

In Ancient Egypt clothes often separated young from old: 

Ancient Egyptian Mourners

Courtesy of : Werner Forman Archive

http://www.werner-forman-archive.com/

I would especially like to aknowledge all the support and assistance given to me by Themis Halvantzi

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Clothes also separated the rich from the poor.  The poor could wear harsh linen - but the rich and powerful wore linen so fine it was see through:

The Royal Couple: Tutankhamen & Ankhesenanum

Courtesy of : Werner Forman Archive

http://www.werner-forman-archive.com/

I would especially like to aknowledge all the support and assistance given to me by Themis Halvantzi

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Below . . .  some contemporary interpretations of the see-through dress: 

"Kathryn Queen of the Castle 4"

Artistic Photographer & Copyright: Andy Kabanoff

http://www.wildplacesphotography.com/

http://www.andre-j.com/

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Model: Petra Satin  

Artistic Photographer & copyright: Marco Maria D'Ottavi

http://www.marcodottavi.com/

Model: Petra Satin   

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 A contemporary example of clothes which have a  functional purpose but also pleasing to the eye . . . Swimwear!

Like some of the clothes in Ancient Egypt, the Bikini has a dual role of functionality and sensuality: 

In an unique way Advertisers are also promoted in the book - it is hoped that a number of sponsors would showcase some of their lines throughout the book - their financial sponsorship would help lower the price of the book, and/or help contribute towards remuneration for artists!

 

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Photographic Artist: Dan Gowans
http://www.cre8tivepixels.com/ 

Model: Louise Willard

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Photographic Artist: Dan Gowans
http://www.cre8tivepixels.com/ 

Model: Louise Willard

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Syrène Bikinis

http://www.syrenebikini.com/

The Syrène label was developed by Tracy Wootton in 2003. The label is synonymous with sexy, sophisticated individual style. Much sought after by women all over the world, Syrène Bikinis are works of art. Each piece is as individual as the woman wearing it. Each custom piece is one of a kind. Tracy designs and makes each piece herself according to the preferences of the client. These intricately made pieces take from 15 to 25 hours to make. They are skilfully  embellished with genuine Swarovski crystal and/or pearl beading. The hand dying process allows freedom of choice with colour. There is an infinite choice of stunning vibrant colours to choose from. Syrène bikinis are rapidly becoming more sought after by the discerning woman who wants stand out from the rest.

Photographic Artist: Dan Gowans
http://www.cre8tivepixels.com/ 

Model: Louise Willard

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Syrène Bikinis

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Pricing:

All  pricing is calculated based on your preferences. All bottom styles except the G String are on the same price. Its the choice of top that determines the basic cost of the piece. Extras are added on. Please provide preferences and other details at the checkout, via email, or contact the designer to discuss further. All enquiries are welcome! There may be from two weeks to two months wait for completion, depending on queue. Urgent orders are taken care of where possible.

Photographic Artist: Dan Gowans
http://www.cre8tivepixels.com/

Model: Kylie Whyte
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1248404

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Syrène Bikinis

http://www.syrenebikini.com/

The Syrène label was developed by Tracy Wootton in 2003. The label is synonymous with sexy, sophisticated individual style. Much sought after by women all over the world, Syrène Bikinis are works of art. Each piece is as individual as the woman wearing it. Each custom piece is one of a kind. Tracy designs and makes each piece herself according to the preferences of the client.. These intricately made pieces take from 15 to 25 hours to make. They are skilfully  embellished with genuine Swarovski crystal and/or pearl beading. The hand dying process allows freedom of choice with colour. There is an infinite choice of stunning vibrant colours to choose from. Syrène bikinis are rapidly becoming more sought after by the discerning woman who wants stand out from the rest.

Photographic Artist: Dan Gowans
http://www.cre8tivepixels.com/

Model: Kylie Whyte
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1248404

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Syrène Bikinis

http://www.syrenebikini.com/

About the Designer:

Tracy Wootton lives in the lush green mountains above Australia's beautiful Sunshine Coast. Born and raised in a sub tropical climate, she has the beach in her blood. With an artistic background, she rekindled her childhood passion for crochet and began crocheting bikinis 7 years ago, incorporating her love of the colour and fine detailed work into her own crochet designs. Each piece is hand dyed and intricately beaded, and each custom piece is completely unique. These intriguing pieces have been inspired by nature and a desire to create mesmerising works of wearable art. They are becoming more and more sought after by people who want to wear something as individual as they are.

 

Photographic Artist: Andy McFarland

http://www.amaginations.com/

Model: Michelle Baker

http://www.michellebakeronline.com/ 

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Syrène Bikinis

 Owner & Creator: Tracy Wootton

http://www.syrenebikini.com/ 

Digital Artist: Runswithwind

http://www.runswithwind.com/

Photographic Artist: Andy McFarland

http://www.amaginations.com/

Model: Michelle Baker

http://www.michellebakeronline.com/ 

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The Breast is also a good example of the juxtaposition between function and erotica -

The Breast has always been an important source of nourishment for a new born baby: 

Photographic Artist & copyright: Kati Rudlova

http://www.katirudlova.com/

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Yet the Breast is, at the same time, an object of sensual and erotic attraction:  

"Duality"

Photographic Artist & copyright: Rachel Valley

http://rachelvalley.com/rachelvalley.com/Intro.html 

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And the Breast is often highlighted in contemporary art, such as

Artistic Photography:

"Water . . . "

Photographic Artist & copyright: A.J. Kahn

http://www.photoartbyajk.com/

Model: Lela Rae

http://lelarae.blogspot.com/

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 Photographic Artist & copyright: Bobi Reshovski

http://www.reshovski.com/

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"Volcanique"

Photographic Artist and copyright: Joël Pèlerin    

http://www.joel-pelerin.com/

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The Breast is also highlighted in

Sensual Art: 

"The Maiden"

Artist and copyright: Joseph Ogle

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/joseph-ogle.html

Photographer: David Le Beck

http://www.davidlebeck.com/

Model: Betcee May

http://www.modelmayhem.com/8001

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 The Breast can also be highlighted by

Pin-up Art: 

"beauty1"

Artist and copyright: Frans Mensink

http://www.fransmensink.nl/

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And the  Breast can be the focus of 

Erotic Photography:  

"A Breast of the Times"

Artist and copyright: Maxoperandi

http://www.redbubble.com/people/maxoperandi

 "A Breast of the Times" - Detail

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 Photographic Artist & copyright: Bobi Reshovski

Model: Neli Dobreva 

http://www.reshovski.com/

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This focus on the breast also applies to 

art dealing with Adam & Eve:  

"Adam meets Eve"

Artist & Copyright : Chad Swanson

http://lonelycolours.com/

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Now some many think that this preoccupation

with the female breast is a modern phenomenon -

but nothing could be further than the truth!

The female form was regarded just as erotic in Ancient times:

From the Tan'ch, (the Bible's Old Testament) - A beautiful piece of poetry from Song of Songs:

How pretty you are, how beautiful;

how complete the delights of your love.

 

You are as graceful as a palm tree,

and your breasts are clusters of dates.

 

I will climb the palm tree

and pick its fruit.

 

To me your breasts

are like bunches of grapes,

 

Your breath

like the fragrance of apples,

 

Your mouth

like the finest wine.

 

"A modern look at the Bible"

Artist & copyright: Antoine Litzler

http://hyakkidour4n.deviantart.com/art/A-modern-look-at-the-Bible-117098154

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Even further back, during the 'Old Kingdom' of Egypt, Pharaoh Sneferu  - being a little bored - had 20 young, beautiful and curvacious women dress only in fishnets and row him up the river!

Below: 4 of the 20 beautiful women to be used within the book:

Model: Rayma Fisher 

Photography & copyright: Creative Images

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Photographic Artist & copyright: Roberto Roseano

http://carnisch.deviantart.com/

 Model: Adriana Malkova
http://www.absoluteadriana.com/

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Photographer: Aunjerli
http://www.aunjerli.net/

Model: Amazona Ettedgui

http://www.modelmayhem.com/722756

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 Photographic Artist & copyright: Fran Garcia

http://www.frangarcia.eu/

Model: Carolina Gomes

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 Perhaps Pharaoh Sneferu invented the first lingerie prototype - throughout history many societies forced women to wear differing forms of lingerie, either because of religious requirements or the male demand . . . however, today women wear lingerie because of their own choices - to feel good about themselves, to be comfortable, and, yes, to seduce:

Photographic artist & copyright: Roy Fisher 

Model: Sapphire Storm

http://www.modelmayhem.com/1505532 

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