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Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark, 1846
Edward Hicks, American
Oil on canvas
26 5/16 x 30 3/8 inches (66.8 x 77.1 cm)
Bequest of Lisa Norris Elkins, 1950
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Looking Questions

  • What animals do you see? Which are closest? Farthest away?
  • Where are they going?
  • Which one is looking at us? Describe his personality. How can you tell?
  • Look closely at the sky. What is the weather like?
  • List the colors. What mood do they communicate?
  • What story do you think the artist, Edward Hicks, is telling?
  • Where are Noah and his family? Why do you think Hicks painted only the animals?

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