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Rise up, get out from among my people…

Posted on 17 October, 2013

The 3rd image in my current series of images with a Biblical theme. This time I decided to focus on the last encounter between Pharaoh of Egypt and Moses, leader of the Israelites and a former prince of Egypt. The last plague, sent by Jehovah, the death of the first-born, has devastated Egypt and claimed the life of Pharaoh’s son. Pharaoh, a broken man tells Moses that he can take the Israelites and leave Egypt where they had been slaves for over 400 years.

The composition of this moody scene, inspired by the art of Rembrandt and Georges De La Tour, was planned to add as much drama to the scene as possible, making use of the “golden section” proportions and strong lines to lead the viewer into the space between Pharaoh and the shadowy Moses – the clash of wills and the ultimate battle between good and evil!