It is impossible to think of a world that has never been touched by light. If the rays of the Sun had not kissed the Earth, humans would be engulfed in a sea of darkness now… both physically and spiritually. Light is the element which lies at the basis of religion, science and even art. It all started with four simple words uttered by God: “Let there be light!”
At the beginning, the Earth had no form. Clouds of charcoal created a wall between it and the outer space. However, God had better plans for the realm he had created. With a wave of his hand, the darkness vanished and light took its place. Ever since then,light has served as a symbol of new beginnings, guiding people who have drifted away from the path because their mind was clouded with worry or sadness.
With the darkness gone and the Sun protruding the sky, the Earth started to change tremendously. The bacteria in the ocean got bored with the cold. Therefore, it came to the surface, only to be met with a gentle touch of light. Its microscopic body grew bigger and bigger under the Sun and now it is the ancestor of all the animals that roam the Earth.
Having bathed in the light, as well, flowers wear all the colours of the rainbow. They are jewels created by the Sun to inspire artists with their purity. Had it not been for light, humans would have had a greyscale vision, making everything around them seem dull and lifeless. What is a canvas without colour? Is a painter truly painting with just black and white?
In conclusion, life without light resembles a curse on the mind and the soul. The absence of light brings extinction to all species, including us, humans. Life without light… the perfect title for a painting which illustrates a post-apocalyptic world. And it is all in black and white.