THE CREATION OF EVE
OIL ON CANVAS 124 X 81
The story of Adam and Eve is taken from the Book of Genesis. The Lord God said: "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
And the man said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; because she was taken out of man.”
For this reason, a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
ELIJAH AND THE ANGEL
OIL ON CANVAS 104 X 144
The prophet Elijah is one of the most important figures in theOld Testament; his deeds are narrated in the two "Books of Kings" in the Bible.
The last of the faithful to the God of Abraham, Elijah challenged and won over the prophets of the god Baal on Mount Carmel: here, after they had failed, he demonstrated the power of God by lighting a pyre of green and wet wood through prayer. Then, at the Kison creek, he slaughtered all 450 priests of Baal. Elijah escaped to Mount Horeb, where an angel gave him food, and he spoke with God.
Thus, in the desert - the desert of his heart more than that of sand - God sent Elijah an angel to feed him. The command is absolute: "Get up and eat, you are not here to die. Stand up and eat, get up, listen to my word, feed on my word, and walk." The profession of faith of Israel "Listen to Israel, the Lord is our God" is what is asked of Elijah in the desert of his life. Elijah must listen. With the strength of that food, he will walk 40 days and 40 nights until he reaches the mountain of God: Mount Horeb. He will retrace the journey of Moses and the people in the desert, the journey of salvation, to the promised land.
Oil on canvas 106x77
First half of XIX century