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Cain and Abel

Accession Number
1964/1.129

Title
Cain and Abel

Artist(s)
Odilon Redon

Object Creation Date
1886

Medium & Support
etching and drypoint on paper

Dimensions
7 5/16 in. x 4 3/4 in. ( 18.6 cm x 12.1 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
In the Old Testament Cain and Abel were the two sons of Adam and Eve. The elder Cain tilled the soil, and Abel raised sheep. When the brothers made offerings, God accepted Abel's gift from his flock but rejected Cain's offering from the field. After the Lord reprimanded Cain, he killed his brother in frustration. Redon capitalized on the opportunity to present male figures in violent action. Cain's swinging cloak powerfully conveys the vehemence of his gesture.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Abel

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