Painting | Level 1
Adam and Eve, Oil on Canvas,1990s, Diana Winkfield
‘Adam and Eve’ was made as part of a series of paintings Diana created in her studio at the Westbury Farm Studios in the early 1990s.
Diana wanted to express the seeming simplicity of the creation of mankind, using primitive forms and gestures to represent the complex human form and the significance of the moment. To echo this idea, she used bright primary colours and flattened out forms.
Speaking to us about this artwork, Diana said that the work - showing Adam and Eve from the biblical creation story - mirrored the creation of the New Town of Milton Keynes. People often comment that the sun and moon in the painting look like the original lampposts of Milton Keynes.
Other works by Diana Winkfield in The Collection
Images in order of appearance: Aviary / Visage a Chauvigny I / Long hot summer 2. Oil on canvas board, Diana WinkfieldDiana winkfield was born in 1945 and spent most of her childhood growing up in and around what would become Milton Keynes.
Diana was a founder member of the well-known Silbury Art Group, based at Westbury Farm. Diana is still working as an artist, but now lives in France.
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