I Slept but My Heart Was Awake by Marc Chagall
This abstract religious painting by Marc Chagall is a tribute to the Song of Solomon.5:2. “I was asleep but my heart was awake. A voice! My beloved was knocking: ‘Open to me, my sister, my darling, My dove, my perfect one! For my head is drenched with dew, My locks with the damp of the night.’Song of Solomon 5:2 (New American Standard Bible). The painting’s dream like symbols and the artist’s use of red shades and curving lines evokes images of love and roses. This painting, like the Bible verse it represents, signifies God’s fervent love to His people.