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Eve offers the forbidden fruit to a still-reticent Adam, who seems to be drawing back. In the background, however, is the scene of the two being banished from the Garden of Eden after having eaten the forbidden fruit. The painting demonstrates the importance of the nude study in Tintoretto, who borrowed it from models by Michelangelo and other Tuscan artists. The magnificent landscape, structured along oblique trajectories moving down towards the horizon, came to play an exceptionally important role in the artist’s work.