Flight Of The Sun
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In the picture an episode of balloon flight rises to a cosmic symbol. Egg as the symbol of the origin of the world appears in cosmogonical myths of many peoples. For example, in the Chinese tradition Earth and Sky coalesced into a single whole like a hen's egg. The origin of the world is compared with an explosion of the egg tossed up. Here, the sky evolved from its upper half, while the earth, from the lower one. And in the sky the Sun that had evolved from yolk began to shine. In the modern cosmogony onset of timekeeping and the creation of the expanding Universe, i.e., the creation of the world, are related with the Big Bang of a point — a mass of hydrogen atoms. In this respect the science has become approximated to many myths, including the biblical version of the creation of the Universe. We read in the first chapter of the Holy Bible: "And God called the light Day, and the darkness called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." (Genesis, 1:5) Presumably, the idea that the time also had to be created, lived in the authors' mind. This picture has much in common with another picture Sunrise by the Ocean painted by the artist. In that picture, Egg is arranged horizontally, and the idea that "time began to go on," is also compared with explosion of the Egg.