This scene we find a whimsical Jewish wedding and all of the symbols associated with the happy ceremony; the beautiful bride, the ceremonial chupa doves of peace, a levitating fiddler, the wedding feast, and a Venetian gondola delivers the happy friends and family.
Raya Sorkine’s work has been compared with that of Marc Chagall. Indeed he is of French and Russian parentage and this fusion of heritage has provided him with an inexhaustible source of inspiration since he first embarked on his art career.
The cheerful symphony of colors in these fine prints complements the magical happines we sense in the sensitive eyes of the characters within this scene. Characters seem to float through an atmosphere of love, romance and joie d’vive. Raya-Sorkine’s world is a child-like vision, embued with radiance and joy.