Yoram Raanan

Golden Lion of Yehudah - Yoram  Raanan

Golden Lion of Yehudah, 2019

acrylic on canvas  
70 x 90 cm
28 x 35 in

Created by the free sweeping of hands in black gold and umber paint, the presence of this expansive golden lion spreads across the canvas. The linear scraping movement with fingers and nails brought out the white of the canvas, creating contrast with the circular layers of gold which illuminate the painting from within. Not only does the Lion of Judah symbolize the ancient Kingdom of Judah, but is also the official symbol of Jerusalem. Here in the painting, the lion seems to be looking back to the past for counsel, but also looking forward to a glorious future.

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