Deluge

   The theme of the deluge comes from the biblical story of Noah. God, who wanted to purge the world of evil and corruption, commanded Noah, the only righteous individual on Earth, to build an ark based on certain specifications so that he and his family could be saved from the flood. Noah was instructed to take a male and female from each animal species and bring them onto the ark so they could be saved as well. After the flood ended and the waters receded, Noah, his family, and the animals left the ark and repopulated the Earth. The deluge is a fairly common subject in art, with Paolo Uccello's version in the Chiostro Verde (c. 1450; Florence, Santa Maria Novella) and Michelangelo's on the Sistine ceiling, Rome (1508-1512) providing some of the most exceptional Renaissance examples. Hieronymus Bosch painted Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat (1500-1504; Rotterdam, Museum Boymansvan Beuningen), where the ark came to rest after the flood ended, the drowned corpses strewn about.

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  • déluge — [ delyʒ ] n. m. • 1175; lat. diluvium « inondation » 1 ♦ Relig., myth. Cataclysme consistant en des précipitations continues submergeant la Terre. Mythe mésopotamien du déluge. Absolt Le Déluge (dans la Bible). L arche de Noé échappa au Déluge.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Deluge — • A catastrophe fully described in Gen., vi, 1 ix, 19 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Deluge     Deluge     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Deluge — Deluge …   Википедия

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  • Deluge — can refer to: A large downpour of rain A flood Mythical and prehistoric floods Deluge myth, mythic floods in general, involving Gilgamesh, and others Deluge (prehistoric), prehistoric great floods, some of which may have inspired deluge myths… …   Wikipedia

  • déluge — DÉLUGE. s. m. Grande inondation. Il se dit principalement Du déluge universel, qu on appelle aussi absolument Le déluge. Avant le déluge. Après le déluge. Le déluge de Deucalion. Les Américains parlent d un déluge arrivé autrefois dans leur Pays …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Deluge — (logiciel) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Déluge. Deluge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deluge — DELUGE. s. m. Inondation, grand desbordement d eaux. Il se dit principalement du deluge universel, qu on appelle aussi absolument le Deluge. Avant le deluge. aprés le deluge. le deluge de Deucalion. les Americains parlent d un deluge arrivé… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Deluge — Del uge (d[e^]l [ u]j), n. [F. d[ e]luge, L. diluvium, fr. diluere wash away; di = dis + luere, equiv. to lavare to wash. See {Lave}, and cf. {Diluvium}.] 1. A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deluge — Deluge, Diluuium. Deluge d eau, Eluuio, Cataclysmus. Un deluge de tous biens, Eluuies. Petit deluge, Alluuies …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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