A PANORAMIC CREATION
MEASURING 7 FEET IN HEIGHT AND 38.5 FEET IN LENGHT
(seven panels oil on canvas)
“THE MISSION” UNDER THE WINGS OF G-D AND THE SHADOW OF AMALEK
Commemorating 4000 years of Jewish history
20 years in the making 7 years to paint
Click on each panel to enlarge the movement and thematic development of the composition is from right to left, as in Hebrew text
How does one man undertake the task of such magnitude and significance, to embark upon creating this historical and monumental work of art? Without any financial or influential support. As a child kneeling over his mother’s grave a tearful eleven year old orphan had a spiritual epiphany, he kissed his mothers tombstone and asked for her blessings for what was to become a 20 year journey. With his family’s encouragement and wife Raya by his side in 1974 we moved to Toronto Canada. How do you begin to envelop seven large panels of canvas? It begins with a dream. With minimal supplies he picked up his paintbrush and started to paint. This one man is my father, artist Dubi Arie, and this is his dream.
Artists have always been influenced from historical events and stories taken from the Bible, they have been expressed in numerous paintings and other artistic creations found throughout the world. Most focusing on specific events, but none taking on the task of painting an entire history of one’s people. Dubi Arie has, “THE MISSION” a panoramic creation commemorating 4000 years of Jewish History.
How do you even begin to describe this one of a kind masterpiece, its intense spiritual power that one feels as one is mesmerized by its sheer magnitude, and the movement, of what I call theatrical dance of color and visual content. I have witnessed many reactions from people from around the world with different religious backgrounds including high school groups, university groups and other influential people who visited our home. These visits have awakened my understanding, that this painting needs to be viewed by all and its message be told.
Representative of Lions Gate Fine Art Inc.