I have been invited to have a solo show for the month of October at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al Quds in Washington DC and in order to be able to create new paintings for the show, I've started a Patreon. Tiers are $1/month, $5/month, $10/month, $35/month and $100/month and there are rewards at every level. Patreon, if you have not heard of it before, is a website where you can pledge a certain amount each month to people in creative industries and in return get certain perks or get to be part of the creative process.
This is the first painting I have done for the series, it's called Salvatore Mundi which you can see at the top of this blog post.
Lately I have been on a Renaissance art kick and I decided on a Biblical theme inspired by my favorite Renaissance Masters for my show in October.
One of my favorite painters is Leonardo DaVinci. He was such a genius in so many areas, not only painting, but architecture, anatomy, astronomy, engineering, geology, botany, etc.. etc. He was so curious about everything which is the reason we have so few paintings by him: he had too many other interests. I highly recommend Walter Isaacson's biography on him.
The first painting I did is called Salvator Mundi, inspired by Leonardo's Salvator Mundi. (recently purchased for $450 million by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. I did a Palestinian Salvatore Mundi. In his right hand, he holds the key to his ancestral home, stolen and erased by Zionist forces in 1948. In his left hand, he holds a globe, reflecting back at the viewer the other key to liberation. I believe the key to the future of Palestine lies in Washington, not Jerusalem, not Ramallah, not Europe.
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