The wonder and awe are palatable in this magnificent depiction of Kriyat Yam Suf, the Splitting of the Red Sea. The waters that had miraculously parted to form a clear path for the Jews to safely cross its seabed came crashing down on the Egyptian army pursuing them. After all their years of slavery, they were now, at last, finally free.
The hues of blues and greens of the waters complemented by the striking gold of the Jewish nation and their leading pillar of fire form a beautiful and riveting work of art. By using different mediums, this dramatic painting gives a nearly 3D illusion. The textures of the layers of paint and beads on the water bring the waves – and history – to life.