The Eve-esque Woman 

 

Without going into too much detail (I would not want to spoil it for you), men have often viewed themselves as the stronger of the species . . . 

"Male Superiority"

Photographer and Copyright : A J Kahn

AJ is a Principal Photographer of the book.

For  his wonderful portfolio please go to A J Kahn's website:

http://www.photoartbyajk.com/

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But I suspect that it was not too long in humanity's history before women discovered that men all tended to have the same weakness . . .

SEX

If the forbidden fruit was sex, or the sexual organs, what does it mean to say that Eve offered the fruit to Adam . . . perhaps Eve offered HER fruit to Adam . . . so may be Eve posed seductively, teasing and enticing him.

Such a woman could be called a "Forbidden Woman", a "Teaser", the "Temptress", etc, but since this is a book about Eden . . .

I call her "The Eve-esque Woman".

This Chapter will focus on a gallery of Eve-esque Women throughout the Bible, Myth, Legend, and History . . . by some of the greatest contemporary Pin Up artists . . .

 Below is a list of the possible women to be drawn, and as participation is confirmed I will put the artist's name, and website next to the Eve-esque woman they will create - so keep watching this space for new contributors!!!

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EVE 

 naturally Eve must be the first of "The Eve-esque Women"   . . . and being the first woman - thus the most perfect vision of femininity - what chance did poor Adam have?

 

by

 

 

Scott Blair

http://www.scottblairart.com/ 

Created 1/15/2010 

Model: Stacey Dixon

 

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Michele Chang 

http://deadred-art.blogspot.com/ 

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 Earth Girls!!!

A mythical legend was created to explain the existence of Giants -

they were the offspring of Angels copulating with women.

According to the myth, the Angels were tempted by the gorgeous daughters of men!!!

 

by

 

Pamelina H

 

http://www.pamelina.com/pamelina_001.htm

 

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 The Daughters of Lot

According to the text, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for their violence.  Lot's family were able to escape before the destruction . . . though Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

Finding shelter in a cave, Lot's daughters pondered their future.  With their boyfriends being lost in the inferno, they hatched a plan - they got their father drunk, and seduced him! 

I was, initially, a little unsure whether to put "The Daughters of Lot" as a category, because it could be viewed - in this day and age - that these young women raped their own father!!!  However, the text suggests that Lot was remorseful about his actions the next day, which means that the text implies that while he was drunk, he was certainly - to some extent - cognitive of his own behaviour!

Thus, that these young women could ply their father with alcohol and make their bodies irrisitible to their own father surely makes them  "Eve-esque" women!!!

by

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 TAMAR

needed to seduce Judah, so she pretended to be a prostitute . . . and snared him!

by

Lara Addams

http://www.lara-addams.co.uk/ 

created 2010

 

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DELILAH

the strongest man in the world (Samson) was powerless before her irresitibility.

 

by

 

Alessio Nocerino 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alessionoce/

 

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 BATHSHEBA

she may have been married, but the man she really wanted was King David . . . 

she bathed on her roof-top so he could see.   Yes, she got her man!!!

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SALOMÉ

 she danced before King Herod and was offered half his kingdom - she obviously danced pretty erotically!

by

Marco Guaglione 

I would like to thank Marco for being the first artist to put his hand up for involvement in this gallery.  In fact, this  gallery evolved out of speaking with Marco!

You can see Marco Gauglione's art at:

http://www.marcoguaglione.com/ 

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HELÉNĒ  

 "the face that lauched a thousand ships" . . . or was it her body???

by

Tariq Raheem

http://www.tariqart.net/ 

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GWENEVIEVE

being married to King Arthur did not stop her from having a passionate affair with his best buddy!

by

???

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CLEOPATRA 

 irrisistable to Roman leaders . . . Marc Antony fell under her spell.

by

Joseph Ogle

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

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Other Eve-esque Women

Artists may also have other ideas and examples of the Eve-esque woman, from other myths, cultures, and modern variations, which will also be added to this list!

by

 

 Sebastien Serrano

http://www.serrano-art.net/ 

creating

"Erzsebet"  

 "Erzsebet" 

Erzsebet Bathory was  a noble woman who was accused of murdering many girls.  Many of the accusations against Erzsebet may have been false, but such were the charges against her that she was imprisoned until her death. Like all good stories that develop a life of their own, Legend now insists that Erzebeth bathed in the blood of her young victims. As such,   Erzsebet is considered the female version of dracula, the "Blood Countess".

What does this have to do with the "Eve-esque Woman" . . . well, Sebastien Serrano recreates Erzsebet as a beautiful woman who tempts young women to come close to her - only to kill them.  As for being a temptation for men, well I am sure that most men are tempted by some "girl-on-girl" action!!!

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Freya Langford-Sidebottom

http://freyals.deviantart.com/

creating

"Siren"

"Siren"

A symbol of temptation and seduction in Greco-Roman mythology  . . . and continue to inspire contemporary artists

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Ariock Leca Umhr SoniT

http://www.ariock.com/

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" . . . ARE  YOU   TEMPTED?"
 
The modern woman - an Eve-esque woman  . . .
could you resist if you met her?

by

Elizabeth Austin 

http://www.elizabethspinupart.com/

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The Centerfold 

Finally, the last - but by no means the least -  is the centerfold or "page 3" model . . . designed to tease, tempt, and entice the viewer . . . truly an Eve-esque woman!!!

by

Don Monroe

http://monroeartstudio.com/   

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