Before the advent of the industrial revolution and generally available artificial lighting, night held a very different meaning to humans. Their behaviors and their psychology were profoundly impacted by the darkness that pervaded the world. Work, play and sleep had very different rhythms from our modern sensibilities and our disconnection from this primal state affects our current perceptions of the natural order of our environment.

Alan Hobscheid Night, long ago oil on canvas
bedikat chametz (search for leaven)
2012
oil on canvas
28" h x 40" w
Night, long ago
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