Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Noye's Fludde

Noye's Fludde

My latest limited edition screen print is inspired by Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde, a 1957 operatic re-telling of the story of Noah's Ark, and by one of the beautifully carved Medieval ceiling bosses in Norwich cathedral. Created as part of the celebration of the centenary of Britten's birth in 1913.

The Ark shows Noye and his wife, one of their sons (Jaffett, lets say) and his wife, an elephant, a bear, a unicorn, two cows and a bull, a lion and various birds peering out into the watery world all about them, whilst overhead a brace of cheeky monkeys play nonchalantly.

Noah's son Jaffett was played in the original performance in Orford by a young Michael Crawford.

This print measures 30 cm across by 42 cm high ( A3 - a standard frame-size) and is a strictly limited edition of 25. Printed on 300 gsm paper this 2-colour print can be yours (or a loved one's!) for £75 + P&P and will be available very shortly for purchase at my Etsy shop and from other reputable o

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