Edward Hicks's The Peaceable Kingdom

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In 1820, trying to emerge his artistic vocation with his faith and focus in illustrated the message in each verse of the Bible passage from Isaiah 11:6-9, the American Folk artist Edward Hicks created in oil on canvas the painting the Peaceable Kingdom.
The wording from New International Bible Gateway follows:
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together.
And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hands on the cockatrice den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in my entire holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of The …show more content…

This scene becomes a political and even sociological allegory depicts the Peaceable Kingdom. Hicks expose in this scene the Quaker’s ideal, “the light inside us”, breaking the barriers and live together in peace and harmony. Hick’s wants to express his faith about one day our nation The United States of America eventually it may be the Peaceable Kingdom here on Earth.
In conclusion of the composition of the painting The Peaceable Kingdom is "primitive", the subject is full of spiritual wealth because of make reference to the peace in the world. The painting has two messages, one relates to the colonial history of the United States and the other with the Old Testament. In the foreground is a congregation of animals and children, related to Isaiah 11:6.9 and in the background, appears William Penn concludes their treaty with the Indians, given the facts that the peace between the human and nature make a perfect

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