Friday, June 18, 2010

Simeon Solomon - Rabbi carrying the scrolls of the law

[Rabbi carrying the scrolls of the law - The law is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon it. The supporters thereof are happy]
oil on canvas
30.3 x 24 in.
1871 -

1 comment:

Hels said...

Now I am in love :) It is a very sensitive and emotional image.

I wonder how often Simeon Solomon was in synagogue during his adult life. He loved booze, drugs, women, men etc etc, all behaviours that suggested formal religious requirements did not impinge on his life. Artists were complex characters, as ever!!!