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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Un(s)even: Day One, by Selkis


The label "Un(s)even" will identify a set of illustrations on Tasso's long poem Il Mondo Creato made by The Magic Trio (Nivalis, Selkis, and ilT), possibly to be published in a book, sooner or later. Selkis has been the fastest: here is a detail of her rendition of Canto 1, i.e. Day One in the creation of the universe. It is about the separation of light from darkness as well as the creation of angels, who, according to the Church Fathers, were meant by God's command, "Let there be light!" In fact, He did not refer to the sun, stars, etc., that would be made no sooner than on the fourth day.