Unique silk screen Remarque (sketch) of the Tower of David on back of Canvas
Ask me if you would like to see the other images painted on Location in Israel.
You might enjoy them in your home as Biblical images portraying a sense of peace in a troubled world.
(Impressions of Israel Collection)
Tom recently flew to Israel in Spring 2006 and painted 10 images.
Upon Thomas Kinkade's arrival in Israel, due
to the current tight security, his paint thinner was removed. He had to
search around to get a replacement so he could start painting. Upon
arrival, Thom got to work and started his first piece.
On the sea-coast of Israel about halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, lies
the ancient trading port of Caesarea.
Caesarea was originally called Straton's Tower after its founder
Straton, who is believed to have been a ruler of Sidon in the 4th century
BCE. In 96 BCE the city was captured by Alexander Yannai and remained in
the Hasmonean kingdom until it became an autonomous city by Pompey. After
being in the possession of Cleopatra, ruler of Egypt, the city was returned
by Augustus to Herod the Great.
Herod the Great, ruler of the Land of Israel from 37 to 4 BCE, expanded
the port and renamed the city "Caesarea" to honor Roman Caesar Augustus. In
13 BCE Caesarea was made the civil and military capital of Judaea, and the
official residence of the Roman governors (Procurators). The trading port
exported products from the region to all over the Mediterranean.
Caesarea is an important site in Christian history. It was the place
where Pontius Pilate governed during the time of Jesus. This was where
Simon Peter converted the Roman, Cornelius, the first non-Jew to believe in
Jesus. Paul was also imprisoned for two years in Caesarea. During the 3rd
century, Caesarea was a center of Christian learning. In the 4th century,
the site converted to Christianity and became a major center of the
Christian Roman Empire.
Today, Caesarea is one of Israel's major tourist attractions and an
increasingly popular place for Israel's elite to make their homes.
In conjection with the Minister of Tourism, an Exhibition titled "From
Abraham to Jesus" will tour many cities in the United States. The exhibition
features 240 artifacts from the Holy Land including the Dead sea Scrolls.
Thomas Kinkade's 10 paintings of the Holy Land are included in the Exhibition
and "A Prayer for Peace" is the over banner for the exhibit.
Google "From Abraham to Jesus" to find out more.
++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Examination Proof (E/P) CANVAS
(Frame included! See below)
++++ Thomas Kinkade created this painting in 2006
++++ This Edition is limited to only 250 in the world!
++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting
This is a luminous work of art that shines.
This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending
how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset,
with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time
of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)
++++ Unique silk screen Remarque (sketch) of the Tower of David on back of Canvas
++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature
++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!
++++ Brass Plaque with legend "Sunrise, Sea of Galilee ~~Thomas Kinkade"
++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included
++++ About the Examination Proof Edition ~~
Examination Proof (E/P) Canvas
An Examination Proof (E/P) edition was created and so named to give
collectors a chance to examine new images and place orders pre-publication. It is the
"show off" edition of the artwork. Examination Proofs are issued in Canvas
only with hand embellished oil highlighting and in only one size.