Cain and Abel

Description

This large colorful painting depicts the brothers, Cain and Abel, from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The story of these brothers is also found in the Quran. The painting consists of many bright colors in flat fields with black lines and outlines. The shepherd brother is in the background herding sheep and in the foreground is the second brother holding a large club and peering over his left shoulder.

Physical Description

1 art original : oil paint, canvas ; 72 x 96 in.

Creation Information

Blackburn, Ed, 1940- 1989.

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: College of Visual Arts + Design Archival Project and one other and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 131 times . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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  • Ed Blackburn, Denton, TX

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Description

This large colorful painting depicts the brothers, Cain and Abel, from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The story of these brothers is also found in the Quran. The painting consists of many bright colors in flat fields with black lines and outlines. The shepherd brother is in the background herding sheep and in the foreground is the second brother holding a large club and peering over his left shoulder.

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1 art original : oil paint, canvas ; 72 x 96 in.

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College of Visual Arts + Design Archival Project

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  • 1989

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Feb. 14, 2014, 9:18 a.m.

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  • Feb. 27, 2014, 3:45 p.m.

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Blackburn, Ed, 1940-. Cain and Abel, artwork, 1989; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc274995/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.