Good Samaritan painting | Olga Bakhtina

Good Samaritan [ 2016, oil on canvas, 100x100cm, SOLD, Archdiocese of Brisbane ]

The parable of the Good Samaritan has been inspiring art lovers for centuries. It was painted thousands of times, from the great masters of Delacroix and Van Gogh to children learning the values of Christianity in kindergartens. For me, the parable is not the story about the two men who did not help the traveller, but of the man who did. He brought help, relieve and hope which is what my painting reflects.

The colours are bright and happy, reminiscent of the beautiful stained glass windows of churches in Europe. The colours flow freely into each other, the strokes are expressive and bold, charging the painting with a unique energy. The painting’s message is clear: ”There is mercy in this beautiful world”.

The Good Samaritan was the winner of the Conrad Gargett Art Prize, the first prize in the 2016 COSSAG Winter Exhibition and Art Awards at the St Stephen Catherdral in Brisbane. The painting was purchased by Bishop Monsignor Anthony Randazzo and now is in collection of Archdiocese of Brisbane.

High quality prints are available on demand (limited addition).

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