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Il Tintoretto: The Creation of the Animals

Il Tintoretto 1518 – 1594

The Creation of the Animals

oil on canvas (151 × 258 cm) — ca. 1550 Museum Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice

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This work is linked to Genesis 1:20

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Standing behind their creator, the animals still have to wait for a day. The newly-created birds and fish show that this must be the fifth day, whereas (according to Genesis) the animals were not created until the sixth day.

The crowded water shows that Jacopo 'Il Tintoretto' Robusti did his best to depict the Creator's command: "Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life [..]".

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Title: Il Tintoretto: The Creation of the Animals
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 9 October 2008