Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This is a painting I am currently working on its almost finished. It is a story from the bible about a concubine that gets ravished. When you read the story you will find that the owner of the home just surrenders his woman without even hesitating. It was a really fascinating story so I had to do a painting.

Judges 19:22

"While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him." Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly. Here is my virgin daughter and his concubine. Please let me bring them out that you may ravish them and do to them whatever you wish. But do not commit such an act of folly against this man." But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and brought her out to them; and they raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at approach of dawn. As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man's house where her master was, until full daylight.
When her master arose in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, then behold, his concubine was lying at the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold. He said to her, "Get up and let us go," but there was no answer. Then he placed her on the donkey; and the man arose and went to his home. When he entered his house, he took a knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her in twelve pieces, limb by limb, and sent her throughout the territory of Israel. All who saw it said, "Nothing like this has ever happened or been seen from the day when the sons of Israel came up from the land of Egypt to this day. Consider it, take counsel and speak up!"

So yeah the story really shows how men saw women as objects and things that were disposable.
The finished piece coming soon.


  1. Oh my goodness, Mario, this piece is beautiful. How long have you been working on this?

  2. Not that long, about a week I am pretty much done, I will post the finished piece soon.
    Thank you though

  3. Looking forward to it. Congrats on all the success.

  4. Wow you have been an inspiration. I heard about 'a concubine' story in the Bible but I never looked into it because I mostly focus on the little I know about the New Testament. This piece and it's significance motivates me to read more about the wicked nature of man when there is separation between man and God, of course, not to judge God for 'letting this happen' but to relate today's horrific events to the ones from a long long time ago. Beautiful painting!