In reviewing art and dreams from the Bible, the dream of Jacob’s Ladder is overwhelmingly the most popular subject.
I find this dream (and the paintings) to be quite archetypal, to be illustrative of what dreams (at their best)can be about — the ladder to the Self.
Nuremberg Bible, German School. Hand Coloured Woodblock print.
Cathedral, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Anonymous French painter, 16th Century
Musee du Petit Palais, Paris, France
Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Oil on canvas.
Episcopal palace in Udine
Gustave Doré, 1832-1883
Marc Chagall, 1973
Oil on canvas. 73 x 92
The artist I studied is Georgia O’Keeffee. My favorite painting by that artist is called “Summer Days”. I created my own painting inspired by this art–I call it “Ladder to the Moon”. My artist worked in America in the 1900’s. Georgia O’Keeffe died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1986.