The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis
Pair to ‘Shade and Darkness – The Evening of the Deluge’. This triumphant explosion of light brilliantly exploits the warm side of the spectrum. It celebrates God’s Covenant with Man after the Flood. The serpent in the centre represents the brazen serpent raised by Moses in the wilderness as a cure for plague. Here it symbolises Christ’s redemption of Man in the New Covenant. Turner’s verses rather undermine the optimism of the religious message by emphasising the transience of the natural phenomena engendered by the ‘returning sun’.
Lil’Stones has a license to print these three Turners across three x 75mm or on single 75mm Lil’Stones during the ACMI exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection, running from the 16th of June to the 19th of November 2022.