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The Nineteen Diaspora Paintings: Cain and Abel

Artist name: Rand Archie

A contemporary urban murder scene shows Abel’s body, covered with a white sheet being examined by a coroner. Cain clenches his fists as he is held back by a policeman, while Abel’s wife weeps on the shoulder of another officer. Meanwhile a crime photographer takes a picture of the scene. In the upper left corner appears the biblical verse”The voice of your brother’s blood is screaming to Me from the ground”.

Source: Genesis 4

Technique: Acrylic on canvas

Date: 2002

Dimensions: 130 x 160