RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN
This painting describes the Midrash that says that when the people of Israel went into exile they passed through the grave of our mother Rachel.
The soul of Rachel, our mother, who sees them from above weeps to God for mercy on them, and indeed, thanks to her, the Holy One, blessed be He, answered her:
"Prevent your voice from crying and your eyes from tears, because of your merits your children will come back to their land"
and you might ask; what merits did Rachel have that were so great ?
Rachel was the woman who gave up her own personal success and happiness in life just for her sister not to be embarrassed and ashamed.
IT LOOKS LIKE SHE IS STILL CRYING...
Rachel's tears appear in the center of the painting on the white surface and on her face.
her hands are open in prayer.
I painted Rachel's tears with a different texture and materials.
so from certain angles it looks like she is still crying.
Size: 120 x 90 cm
Media: Oil Painting + Mixed Media
Year of Creation: 2017-2018
. Stretched Canvas
. Gallery Wrap
. Gift Wrap
. Certificate of Authenticity