14.5" x 29"
Limited Edition Giclee Canvas: 250
Looking at the
painting, the spectator plunges into the world of ancient gospel
symbols. Central of them is fish, a holy symbol of Jesus. Early
Christians used the Greek word ichthus, “fish,” as the abbreviation of
the formula “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour.” The crusaders appear
before us in a “fish” battle array. We could recall the phalanx of
Alexander the Great or the “swine” array of Vikings and German
knights. Still, the shields of warriors are painted not red - the
color of battle rage - but blue reflecting the peaceful blueness of
sea and sky. And in banks of clouds hovering over the Sea of Galilee
we could guess the airy palaces and towers of Heavenly Jerusalem.