Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jacob's Dream (1726 - 1729)

Jacob's Dream (1726 - 1729)
Giovan Battista Tiepolo 1696 – 1770
fresco — 1726 - 1729
Genesis 28:12 - And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Ceiling painting of one of the rooms of the Episcopal palace in Udine, decorated by Tiepolo.

Jacob has fled the parental home after a fight with his brother Esau. On his way to his uncle Laban's house, Jacob dreams of angels coming down a ladder from Heaven. On top of the ladder is God, promising the land Canaan to Jacob and his descendants.
>>>> Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine

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