Richard Downs
The Peaceable Kingdom
The Peaceable Kingdom of Floating and Flying Creatures
One of my favorite archetypes is the idea of the Peaceable Kingdom. The concept is universal and has been explored and implored through every culture including our own with Rodney King's famous words, "Can we all get along". My favorite graphic interpretation was developed by Edward Hicks (1780-1849) in his Peaceable Kingdom paintings which inspired this piece. His piece is so incredible it is almost painful showing my version next to his but, here you go!.
Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom (1826), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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