The Artwork of Orit Arfa

More Than Just Pretty Pictures

PINCHAS (Phinehas)

(Due to the sensitive nature of this painting, a portion has been covered.)

THE STORY

Numbers 25: 7-9

And when Pinchas, the son of Elazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation and took a spear in his hand, and he went after the man of Israel to the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. And the plague that struck the children of Israel ended.

The artist's experiences Israel during the Intifada prompted her first politically-tinged painting. Pinchas contains conservative political messages associated with the religious camp while using erotic images palatable to more liberal, secular audiences. It asks the basic question: At what point is the use of force a desired and moral option?

THE ORIGINAl

Pinchas
2002
Oil on Canvas
53 x 65 inches
Artist's Collection

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