Noah's Ark.
 Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849

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Title:Noah's Ark
Notes:"Although he is now seen as a progenitor of the "naive" style, during his lifetime Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was known only as a devout, impoverished Quaker minister who liked to paint. With a few exceptions, his extant body of work is made up of 62 "Peaceable Kingdom" pictures, based on Isaiah's biblical prophecy. Although these paintings, known for their charmingly wide-eyed and sensuous beasts, use potent color and effective design, they are technically unsophisticated and repetitive in the extreme. But they contain a powerfully serene devoutness--a mood probably expressed in compensation for Hicks's guilt about an avocation viewed as frivolous by other Quakers. As the popularity of folk art boomed in the early 20th century, Hicks's homely visions were popularized and became the focus of scholarly attention..." (review by Douglas Smith of Weekley/Barry)
Artist:Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849
Building:Philadelphia Museum of Art
Country:United States

Scripture:Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13
Lectionary links:AProp04
General Subject:Animals
Noahs Ark

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Attribution:Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849. Noah's Ark, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 18, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:54263 Last Updated: 2021-11-17 16:32:25 Record Created: 2009-03-19 13:19:59
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Kingdoms of Edward Hicks
Author:Weekely, Carolyn, and Laura Pass Barry
Publisher:Colonial Williamsburg Foundation