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Description of the artwork «Jacob's dream»

My painting, "Jacob's Dream," refers to a series of religious paintings, the Old Testament.
Many people know the story of the brothers Esau and Jacob. I will not delve into its origins, starting with the birth of infants. I will tell you about the plot of the picture. Jacob's mother, Rebekah, sent Jacob to seek a wife for herself in those parts of where she herself was from. But the root cause of Jacob’s “flight” was that his brother Esau was driven by Jacob to the point that Esau planned to be unkind to Jacob. The reason for this was a lot of tricks that Jacob applied in his life and in most cases to his brother Esau (starting with the story of the "birthright" and his "redemption" with a cup of lentil soup from Esau).
So Jacob, at the request of his mother, Rebekah, kept his way to the northeast, to the city where she herself came from. He was bitter and ashamed: he tricked him from Esau his legal birthright and was now forced to flee, escaping from the wrath of his deceived brother. Night fell. Jacob was in a place called Luz, wrapped in a cloak and putting a flat stone under his head, he settled down for the night in the open. Jacob fell asleep and had a wonderful dream. In a dream, he saw a staircase that connects Heaven and Earth. Angels went up and down the stairs. The angel of Babylon climbed the stairs, and Jacob saw a vast country with strong walls, magnificent palaces, beautiful gardens and a mighty army. But then the angel began to descend, and once the strong walls were standing, covered with sand. The angels of Persia, Greece, and Rome also ascended, but they all descended, and the great kingdoms went into oblivion.
Then Jacob heard the voice of the Most High:
“Come up, you, Jacob.”
But Jacob was scared. After all, he was not an angel. And he thought: “Is the Jewish people destined to disappear?”
“Do not be afraid, Jacob, if you climb the stairs, your people will not disappear.” I will give the land on which you are lying now to you and your children. Fear nothing, and I will bring you back home safe and sound.
And Jacob fulfilled the will of the Most High. And the sages say that it was there that the Temple in Jerusalem was later built.
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Genre scene, Religious scene, Historical scene

Style of art: Gothic, Realism, Rococo, Ornamentalism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 2004

Size: 64×52×1 cm

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