Prodigal Son


Russia

Painting
Size: 35.4 H x 51.2 W x 0.8 in

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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

«Prodigal son» is a Gospel parable recounted by Christ himself. Why did Jesus speak using parables? What is the sense of using parables? What kind of knowledge transmission is that? A parable told by a teacher, differs from a direct instruction by the way the truth held in it is learned. This is the main difference between the Old Testament, which is a law, an instruction, still not giving salvation, but a preparing «custodian until Christ comes» and the New Testament, - a parable, opening the lying beyond of the mental borders, truth and giving the liberation. Therefore it is necessary to understand, that the Truth, that the Lord Jesus Christ revealed and which He spoke about using parables, can not be fathomed dialectically, but any law and instruction is just a product of the dialectics, antiquated legalism. A parable always comprises a certain amount of absurdity, and exactly thus, through a logical collapse, reveals what lies beyond the dual logic, beyond notions and conceptions. It is from this viewpoint that the «Prodigal son» picture was painted. The relationships between the father and the prodigal son are the relations of the nature of consciousness, of its preeternal, non created source with the created mind, - eternally wandering and wasting time and energy, gifts of the father, on whores i.e. on relative truths and on the vanity of the illusory concepts. A self-comprehension, a vision of one’s own impotence, limited nature and alienation from the source, then a subsequent self-denial and repentance return the mind to its own unchangeable, not created by anybody, divine nature. The prodigal son and the father are the One, but in different states. The repented mind, that has returned, has realized itself, - inherites the eternal bliss and incessant joy.

Keywords: Prodigal, Christian, Fantastic, Gospel, Mystical

Subjects: Religious

Styles: Surrealism, visionary art, fantastic realsim

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Religious Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, visionary art Art Prints, fantastic realsim Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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