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ספר התורה השלם העתיק ביותר התגלה במחסני אוניברסיטת בולוניה | הידען

ספר התורה השלם העתיק ביותר התגלה במחסני אוניברסיטת בולוניה | הידען | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
פרופ' מאורו פראני, מומחה לעברית מאוניברסיטת בולוניה ביצע בדיקות פחמן בספר התורה לאחר שחשד כי לפי הנוסח שלו הוא חייב להיות עתיק ספר תורה בן לפחות 850 שנה שה
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Patrick Comerford: Art for Advent (13): ‘Noah and the Dove’ by Simon Maltby

Patrick Comerford: Art for Advent (13): ‘Noah and the Dove’ by Simon Maltby | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
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Simon Manby’s statue of Noah and the Dove was commissioned by the trustees of Saint John’s Hospital in 1996. He created his statue of Noah and the Dove in his studio set in the Weaver Hills in North Staffordshire. The statue depicts the dove returning to Noah with a freshly-plucked olive branch in her beak, symbolising spiritual strength and peace in the evening of life as the waters of the floods subside (Genesis 8: 11).

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The Doré Bible Gallery, Complete by Gustave Doré

The Doré Bible Gallery, Complete by Gustave Doré | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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This volume, as its title indicates, is a collection of engravings illustrative of the Bible—the designs being all from the pencil of the greatest of modern delineators, Gustave Dore. The original work, from which this collection has been made, met with an immediate and warm recognition and acceptance among those whose means admitted of its purchase, and its popularity has in no wise diminished since its first publication, but has even extended to those who could only enjoy it casually, or in fragmentary parts. That work, however, in its entirety, was far too costly for the larger and ever-widening circle of M. Dore's admirers, and to meet the felt and often-expressed want of this class, and to provide a volume of choice and valuable designs upon sacred subjects for art-loving Biblical students generally, this work was projected and has been carried forward. The aim has been to introduce subjects of general interest—that is, those relating to the most prominent events and personages of Scripture—those most familiar to all readers; the plates being chosen with special reference to the known taste of the American people.

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Aaron Douglas (1899–1979). Noah's Ark, 1927

Aaron Douglas (1899–1979). Noah's Ark, 1927 | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
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Noah’s Ark, , is characterized by the formal, analytical innovations of cubism. A narrow range of sober hues (greens, beiges, blues, whites) allows uninterrupted concentration on the strict geometric definition of space. The transparent, overlapping geometric forms define the desired perspective. The ark is thrust to the foreground, preceded only by the prominent African mask, which firmly anchors the viewer into a geographic and chronological milieu. Sharp lightening strikes, terse animals heading for cover, and a focused crew advancing the vessel’s final course bespeak highest emergency.

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Reinterpreting The Bible: 50 Contemporary Artists Take On Noah

Reinterpreting The Bible: 50 Contemporary Artists Take On Noah | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
A new exhibit, curated by Noah director Darren Aronofsky, brings together 50 contemporary artists to reimagine one old story.
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As Noah heads towards theatrical release March 28, religious groups along with entire countries, including Turkey, have objected to filmmaker Darren Aronofsky's re-envisioning of the world's most famous flood.

Fountains of The Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood, curated by Aronofsky, features paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures that filter the ancient catastrophe through the sensibilities of 50 contemporary artists.

Artist Patrick McNeil produced the exhibition's quilt-inspired Never Before, Never Again collage with Patrick Miller, his Brooklyn-based Failepartner. He observes, "If you think about it on a deeper level, the Bible itself is an interpretation, right? These are not first-hand stories where somebody's saying 'I was on the boat and here's what happened.'"

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Noah's Ark: is there now proof? - Telegraph.co.uk

Noah's Ark: is there now proof? - Telegraph.co.uk | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
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Noah's Ark: is there now proof?

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Oh wow George Smith's finding is amazing. And the fact they may have found Babylonian instructions on how the ark was to be built is just amazing. The flood story from the Bible has been something people have tried to prove and disprove form human history. I believe there was an article I found on scoop saying that pieces of Noah's ark has been found. I forgot where. The fact that there have been archaelogical findings proving the exsitence of the flood is just mind-blowing.

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Noah's Ark: Image Gallery of Genesis, Chapters 7-9: The Flood, The Ark, and the Curse of Canaan, son of Ham

Noah's Ark: Image Gallery of Genesis, Chapters 7-9: The Flood, The Ark, and the Curse of Canaan, son of Ham | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground ... and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
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Noah's Ark story in English translation with the addition of pictures describing each scene in the story. The pictures are made using different techniques:

Illustrations, Drawings,  and Woodcuts
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What Did Noah’s Ark Look Like? - Answers in Genesis

What Did Noah’s Ark Look Like? - Answers in Genesis | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
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Most of us have seen various depictions of Noah’s ark—from the large, box-like vessel to the one in children’s nurseries with the giraffes’ heads sticking out the top. But what did the ark really look like? Can we really know for sure?

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Collection Detail | Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Museum and School | 1805

Collection Detail | Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Museum and School | 1805 | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
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The biblical story of Noah’s Ark allowed Peale to combine his artistic talent and love for natural history.  This popular work was first exhibited in the Peale museum, located in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.  There, Peale exhibited portraits of notable Americans together with taxidermy animals, the bones of a mastodon, and other natural wonders.

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Maritime Topics On Stamps : Noah's Ark

Maritime Topics On Stamps : Noah's Ark | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
Seemotive, maritime
motive-philately - Noah's Ark - Germany
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Stamps from different countries around the world that describe the story of Noah.  The site mainly refers toof five stamps issued by the State of Israel in 1968 depicting different scenes from the Biblical story

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The Brick Testament

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Again not exactly art, but shows another way to describe the story of Noah
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NOAH, the ARK and the FLOOD: paintings of the Bible story

NOAH, the ARK and the FLOOD: paintings of the Bible story | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it

It's the end of the world! The Deluge, the Great Flood, as portrayed in famous artworks, children's toys, expensive ornaments. With a key to hidden meanings and the Bible text.

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The Deluge, the Great Flood, as portrayed in famous artworks, children's toys, expensive ornaments. With a key to hidden meanings and the Bible text.

 

 

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The Return of the Dove to the Ark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Return of the Dove to the Ark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Return of the Dove to the Ark was first put on public display at the Royal Academy in 1851. It was praised by John Ruskin and Théophile Gautier, amont others.

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The Return of the Dove to the Ark is a painting by Sir John Everett Millais, completed in 1851. It is now displayed in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. [1]

The painting portrays a scene from the Bible. Two of Noah's daughters-in-law nurture the dove that has returned to the Ark bearing an olive branch.

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Noah

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 A range of images that describes scenes from the story of Noah. The images are from different periods and made in different techniques.

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Noah's Ark or delusion of grandeur: surreal art-print, poster, book, desktop-wallpaper

Noah's Ark or delusion of grandeur: surreal art-print, poster, book, desktop-wallpaper | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
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Delusion of Grandeur is an illusion of exaggerated confidence. In real life we come across people who overestimate their abilities and powers every day – the less skill a person has, in fact, the more chances they will be convinced in their importance and knowledge. Building the Noah’s Ark and saving the world life might be considered by some as an example of overinflated confidence of one’s abilities. Saving and preserving the mankind spirituality might be seen as a similar task. The image is a tribute to those who believe in one’s aptitude to change things no matter how grandiose or illusive they are.

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Noah's Ark

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Noah's Ark (Hebrew: תיבת נח‎; Biblical Hebrew: Tevat Noaḥ) is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6–9) by which Noah saves himself, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals from the flood. God gives Noah detailed instructions for building the ark: it is to be of gopher wood, smeared inside and out with pitch, with three decks and internal compartments; it will be 300 cubits long (137.16 m, 450 ft), 50 wide (22.86 m, 75 ft), and 30 high (13.716 m, 45 ft); it will have a roof finished to a cubit upward; and an entrance on the side. The story goes on to describe the ark being afloat throughout the flood and subsequent receding of the waters before it came to rest on Mount Ararat. The story is repeated, with variations, in the Quran, where the ark appears as Safina Nuh (Arabic: سفينة نوح‎ Noah's boat). The Genesis flood narrative is similar to numerous other flood myths from a variety of cultures. The earliest known written flood myth is the Sumerian flood myth found in the Epic of Ziusudra. There is no scientific evidence supporting a global flood. Searches for Noah's Ark, sometimes mockingly referred to as arkeology, have been made from at least the time of Eusebius (c.275–339 AD) to the present day. Despite many expeditions, no scientific evidence of the ark has been found.
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Aurelio Luini (c. 1530 - 1593) was an Italian painter and draughtsman from Milan, the fourth and last son of Bernardino Luini. A representant of late Lombard Mannerism, he was a friend of Gian Paolo Lomazzo.

 

Together with his brother Giovan Pietro, also a painter, he frescoed the Bergamini chapel in San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan (1555).

 

The picture is painted on the wall of the chapel ןמ San Maurizio and what ןד special about it is that we see tow unicorns entering to the ark. 

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Reflections on Medieval & Renaissance Objects - Writing Cabinet Showing Noah's Ark - YouTube

Reflections on an inlaid wood cabinet from Spain with a scene of Noah's Ark, about 1550. See the Writing Cabinet on the V&A website: http://collections.vam.a...
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The writing cabinet presents the story of  Noah's Ark not only as the main painting on top of it but also by being the product of different cultures just as the story of Noah appears in different versions and different cultures in the world.

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'Fountains of the Deep': Artwork Inspired by Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' [NSFW]

'Fountains of the Deep': Artwork Inspired by Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' [NSFW] | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
According to the Book of Genesis, there once lived a 600-year-young patriarch named Noah who saved the world’s animals — including humans — from a titanic flood on a boat handmade from gopher wood....
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Interpreted by the 50 artists Darren Aronofsky solicited to contribute to an exhibit supplementing his film Noah, splinters of the biblical story debuted as Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood

In Fountains of the Deep’s opening statement, Aronofsky writes that individual analysis is the point of the show, since “the Noah story belongs to all of us — every religion, every culture, every citizen of planet Earth.” 

 

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Ancient Babylonian text reveals Noah's Ark was a coracle made of reeds

Ancient Babylonian text reveals Noah's Ark was a coracle made of reeds | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
Dr Irving Finkel (pictured) of the British Museum believes the recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia reveals the striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah.
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About Noah's Ark | About Noah's Ark | Skirball Cultural Center

About Noah's Ark | About Noah's Ark | Skirball Cultural Center | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
A museum and more, with changing exhibitions, music, film, and literary programs, Zeidler's Café, and Audrey's Museum store, and an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah's Ark story.
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Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale. Five years in the making and occupying an 8,000-square-foot gallery, Noah's Ark at the Skirball welcomes children and families to take this journey together.

Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in diverse cultures around the world, this one-of-a-kind new destination invites visitors of all generations to have fun—and to connect with one another, learn the value of community, and help build a better world.

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Jan Brueghel the Elder

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Born in Brussels and trained by his grandmother, Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) was called "Velvet Brueghel" for his skill at painting rich and delicate textures. The story of Noah's ark provided a subject well suited to Brueghel's abilities. In his painting, a few curious villagers stand beside a stream, which foreshadows the coming deluge, and watch as Noah herds ostriches, goats, camels, and other exotic animals toward the ark. Next to a prancing white stallion, a lion and lioness chase each other's tails, while a pair of leopards frolic under the watchful eye of a bull. Brueghel has created a delightful scene celebrating the beauty and variety of creation. This monograph takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Brueghel's fascinating paradise landscape, exploring Renaissance zoology, religious views on nature, and the culture of collecting and cataloguing animals and natural specimens. The volume is brilliantly illustrated with paintings of landscapes and animals by artists such as Albrecht D�rer, Peter Paul Rubens, and Lucas Cranach the Elder as well as by Brueghel himself. It presents an overview of the tradition of this type of painting and discusses both the cultural context and the artist's background, crucial to understanding Brueghel's approach to nature.
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 Brueghel has created a delightful scene celebrating the beauty and variety of creation. This monograph takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Brueghel's fascinating paradise landscape, exploring Renaissance zoology, religious views on nature, and the culture of collecting and cataloguing animals and natural specimens.

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In Front of Noah's Ark by CASTIGLIONE, Giovanni Benedetto

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Page of In Front of Noah's Ark by CASTIGLIONE, Giovanni Benedetto in the Web Gallery of Art, a searchable image collection and database of European paintings and sculptures (1000-1900)
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Castiglione skilfully depicts only part of the event and part of the wooden ship, so that the immensity of its size and the enormity of the number of animals is left to the viewer's imagination. Noah arranges the entry of the animals, which have assembled in two lines parallel to the picture plane. Curiously they consist only of European indigenous animals, many of them domestic.

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Why Don't We See Dinosaurs in Most Paintings of Noah's Ark?

Why Don't We See Dinosaurs in Most Paintings of Noah's Ark? | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
Short answer: Because all artists paint with presumptions. Scripture Reference: None As part of my Noah’s Ark: Beyond Flannelgraph presentation, I typically show kids a Powerpoint slide of one of t...
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why aren’t dinosaurs in paintings of Noah’s Ark?

we have to  keep in mind that paintings aren’t photographs. The distinction is important! No one photographed the animals going aboard the Ark, so the artist has to give us his interpretation of what it looked like.We should base our ideas of what the Ark looked like and what animals went aboard it based on what the Bible, God’s revealed Word, says – not the flawed opinions [and drawings!] of man

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Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Noah's Ark

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Noah's Ark | Noah's Ark in the eyes of artists | Scoop.it
Edward Hicks Noah's Ark
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This unusual image of Noah's ark is based on an 1844 lithograph by Nathaniel Currier. The animals Hicks added to the scene resemble those in his earlier representations of his favorite biblical subject: Isaiah's prophecy of the “peaceable kingdom.” The cooperative animals express Hicks's Quaker belief in mankind's ability to live together harmoniously in nature, just as the story of Noah promises humanity a fresh start

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