Cain and Abel

Archie Rand   -  
The Nineteen Diaspora Paintings: Cain and Abel
A contemporary urban murder scene shows Abel’s body, covered with a white sheet being examined by a coroner. Cain clenches his fists as he is held back by a policeman, while Abel’s wife weeps on the shoulder of another officer. Meanwhile a crime photographer takes a picture of the scene. In the upper left corner appears the biblical verse “The voice of your brother’s blood is screaming to Me from the ground”.

Source: Genesis 4  |  Portion: Bereshit
Acrylic on canvas   |  130 x 160

Date : 2002
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The Sacrifice of Isaac
Birthright and Blessing
Jacob`s dream
Jacob`s struggles
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