Greeting, Shakhnoz Abdullaeva (Uzbekistan) – Exquisite Art
The painting is inspired by the biblical story of the meeting of the Virgin Mary with her cousin Elizabeth. They are both pregnant, and Mary arrives to help her sister with childbirth. When she met Elizabeth, her child, John the Baptist, jumped inside, who felt Jesus’ presence and greeted him. Sisters are depicted in the background of a pomegranate tree, symbolising fertility.