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Eve, the symbol of woman, portrayed here as she is seen through the eyes of the church.

Eve is associated with sin, with seduction, with serpents, with temptation and with the whole concept of paradise lost. Perhaps it is not surprising, given this portrayal of woman over centuries, that women are seen as inferior and/or ‘dangerous’ beings.

It’s frequently the case that religions treat women as inferior to men – women have been denied leadership roles, they are told to be submissive, and religious doctrines are used to control them both in society and the family.

Most religions tend to accord women a lower social, spiritual, and moral status than men. This is surely just a reflection of common social and political beliefs, but unfortunately religion lends divine or transcendental weight to common human prejudices. Overcoming these prejudices thus requires overcoming traditional religious beliefs as well.

Created totally in CS4.
The background is my own, and is a mixture of painting (wacom tablet & PS brushes) and textures. The church and cross are from my own photos.
The grim looking priest has been taken from a portrait by Diego Valasquez which in in the public domain.
Eve by silviet-stock
Serpents by shoofly-stock
Fiery Foreground by shoofly-stock
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The music I have chosen is the wonderful Eva cassidy, singing the John Lennon classic, – “Imagine”

Imagine there’s no heaven,
It’s easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries,
It isn’t hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,
and the world will live as one.

Imagine no possessions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
Or brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
sharing all the world…

You! You may say I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,
and the world will live as one.

You may say I’m a dreamer,
but I’m not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,
and the world will live as one.

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religion, photomanipulation, feminist, religous, feminism, discrimination, adam and eve, anna shaw, pink panther, annashaw

Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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Comments

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Anna so beautiful done . xx

  • Thanks so much Irene – and for all your help earlier.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 4 years ago

    Excellent composition Anna, very well crafted.

    Love the tones and overall moodiness you have created.

    David xx

  • Thanks so much David, that is really sweet of you.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous artwork, Anna.

  • Thanks so much my dear friend.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Luis Ferreiro
    Luis Ferreiroabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Anna..

  • Thanks Luis, that is so kind.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

  • Hi Lina – thank you so much, but I still cannot see the banner. How weird is that??

    – Anna Shaw


  • Still cannot see it so ! have put in my own. (Do you think I am pleased with this feature ??? LOL)

    – Anna Shaw

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 4 years ago

    Oh, Anna – brilliant work – wow, wow, wow! :))

  • Thanks so much Collen – I was nervous about this one!! I am so pleased you like it.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Digital-Art
    Digital-Artabout 4 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks so much – that is kind.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 4 years ago

    powerful work Anna!

  • Thanks so much Tara, you are such a sweetie.xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 4 years ago

    P.S. I’ve had an ‘Eve’ thing going on myself lately – it must be in the waters :))

  • I think we are all thinking much along the same lines. Isn’t it great!!
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    The only person we are inferior to is our selfs. A fantastic creation!!!!, Bill

  • Thanks s o much Bill, that is a great compliment.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

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