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Adriaen van de Venne : “Fishing for Souls” (1614)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

Fishing for Souls was produced during the Twelve Years’ Truce between the Calvinist Dutch Republic and the Catholic Southern Netherlands, controlled by Spain. From opposite sides of a river, Catholics and Protestants compete to save drowning souls, but whereas the austere Protestants fishing from the left bank take on passengers with ease, the Catholics, at right, are encumbered by their flashy icons, vestments and music. Above hangs a rainbow, symbolizing humankind’s reunification with God.

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