Wedding in Cana II painting | by Olga Bakhtina

Wedding in Cana II [ 2023, oil on canvas, 90 x 90cm, $1800 ]

A new take on the Wedding in Cana. The transformation of water into wine at the wedding in Cana was the first miracle among many that the Evangelist recorded in his gospel. “A sign” as John called it. An extraordinary act, done out of kindness and compassion. It was a sign of Jesus’s glory and demonstration of God’s love and power. I wanted to create an atmosphere of enjoyment of a good party, a celebration and a new beginning, with Jesus as a part of this celebration, singing with everyone else, rejoicing in the festivity; happy to celebrate with people he knows and loves.

My first “Wedding in Cana” was the winner of  COSSAG Art Prize 2018, Brisbane and is in a private collection in Brisbane.

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