Jewish Chilean artist Mauricio Avayu puts the Torah on canvas

Creating a Torah scroll typically takes several months. Each letter is carefully inked onto cured, tanned parchment using a feather quill. The result is a demonstration of outstanding artistry, skill and workmanship.

When Jewish, Chilean-born artist Mauricio Avayu first thought of bringing the Torah to life by painting its stories on canvas, he saw a very daunting task.

“At first I wanted to do the whole Torah, but as I started studying for the project I realized that would be impossible,” the artist concedes while sitting in front of a part of the mural in which Joseph is interpreting Pharaoh’s dream.


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