Queen Esther Approaching the Palace of Ahasuerus
- August 5, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Visual Art & Meditation
Artist: Claude Lorrain (Claude Gelée)
Our tradition uses such a wide variety of images and metaphors to describe God. During this season, we allow ourselves to imagine God in majestic terms. We imagine ourselves approaching a sovereign ruler, recognizing our own smallness and our own humility. Here, the artist depicts the biblical Queen Esther approaching her husband, the King, to plead on behalf of the Jewish people. At this season, we imagine ourselves in Esther’s shoes, using our voices to request mercy and compassion.