More’s paintings were admired for their celebration of the beauty and power of nature. Here he creates a mysterious image on the popular artistic theme of the deluge. A story of a deluge, a huge flood sent as punishment by god to destroy a civilisation, is common to many faiths and cultures. This work illustrates a story from the Bible. God sends a flood to kill all life, but instructs Noah to build a large ship, the Ark. This allows Noah to save his family and examples of all the world’s animals.
Gallery label, September 2019
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