Rise up, get out from among my people
“A challenge was issued to me by my wife, an accomplished artist to produce more art using the computer that was not inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien. She suggested a Biblical theme. What followed was a series I called “Word Pictures” – the Word referring to both the Bible and to Christ Jesus Himself.”
This is the 4th image in my 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!