AdamenEva

The question: ‘What else do you plan to visit in Colombia’ comes back like a boomerang every time meeting somebody in Bogotá. A painting in the collection of Museo de Arte del Banco de la República helps to remember that one of the artist’s tools is to create an imaginary world. The painting was made by the Flemish painter Jan Brueghel The Younger (1601-1678) and shows Adam and Eva in the garden of Eden. Although Breughel never travelled beyond Italy, he painted the couple in a green biotope: with tropical animals like lions, apes and Ara’s.