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Black, an empty and deadly colour

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"In the beginning God created heaven and earth. The earth was formless and empty: there was darkness on the surface of the earth and the spirit of God hovered over the waters. God said, "Let there be light", and there was light. God saw that the light was good; he separated it from the darkness."

According to the first verses of Genesis, darkness preceded the light, it enveloped the earth when it was still deprived of all living things: the appearance of light was an obligatory condition for life to appear on earth: Fiat lux! For the Bible, or at least for the first account of Creation, black therefore preceded all other colours. It is the primordial colour, but also the one that from the beginning has a negative status: in black, no life is possible; light is good, darkness is not.

For the symbolism of colours, black already appears, after only five biblical verses, as empty and deadly.

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