Art and Faith

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Ivan Aivazovsky. The Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea. 1891

The Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea

Ivan Aivazovsky

1891

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Now, here’s a painting that does justice to the biblical story. This actually LOOKS like the sea. Pharaoh and his chariots are drowning in the sea, just as it says in the Matins Canon. Now, if we were to use this as an allegory… it doesn’t bode well for poseurs, does it?

BMD

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