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MAZ - Son of Picasso; Original First Renderings

This catalog describes MAZ-SOP originals.  These paintings are best viewed in person rather than online, particularly because many are behind glass and relections dull details.

Under penalty of law: No reproductions without the express written consent of Jacob Mazone - Copyright © 2016,  All Rights Reserved

LOVE LOOKS DOWN (Image Below)

Signed Original - 2016

Size & Materials

35 1/2" (H) x 23 1/2" (W) - Framed behind glass

Acrylic & Oil Paint on treated canvas. 

Style Used - Emotionalism

Symbolism – Top left; the descending dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. Within this symbol is another symbol representing Christianity (fish). The Greek letters within it stand for Jesus, Christ, God’s, Son, Savior (respectively). Top right and bottom right are two additional symbols representing the Holy Trinity of God the Father, God the Son & God the Spirit. The Lord Jesus is clothed in purple, as is the image of Pilate on the far left (symbolizing royalty). There is hidden code within this painting.

 Commentary

"So Pilate handed Him over to them to be crucified. They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to a place called Place of the Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between." (John 19:16-18). It was no accident that Christ was crucified, and it was definitely not because he fell into Roman hands. God the Father demonstrated His love for us, in that while we are sinners, he sent Christ from heaven to earth, to die for ungodly mankind. This painful slow death was originally invented by the Phoenicians and it took the victim 2-3 days to die from a combination of thirst, exposure, and finally asphyxiation. Even though Christ Jesus had great reason to hate his accusers and the Roman soldiers, he showed a beautiful example to us of forgiveness; saying during the crucifixion, Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34). If the loving King of Kings set this type of standard by forgiving the wicked, all the more we should follow when much less wrongs are committed against us. (Click image below twice to enlarge)

VIOLENCE JUDGED (Image Below)

Signed Original - 2012

Size & Materials

18 1/2" (H) x 24 1/2" (W) - Framed behind glass

Acrylic Paint, Newspaper, Poster Stock, Photo Paper & Card Stock on foamboard. This is a custom painted collage.

Style Used - Emotionalism

Symbolism – Bottom left; next to the word "Mercy" the praying hands are a symbol of faith in God. The cross around the neck of the running gangster for some might be a symbol of the suffering of Jesus on the Cross, but in this example it is not. It is rather simply a piece of jewelry worn by many as either adornment or a phony show of religion ...all the while having hearts far from God. The small fish toward the center-bottom is of course a recognized symbol of Christianity. There is hidden code in this painted collage.

 Commentary

"The LORD examines the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates." (Psalm 11:5). Father God focuses on men and women in order to scrutinize us for purposes of ministry, reward, or judgement. Although God loves all of mankind, He as any loving father would, judges (with godly hatred) the sinning soul that continues to defy Him. Psalm 5:5 repeats this chorus. That is, the Lord “proves” (or searches the heart) to tests the genuineness of outward piety to see if it coincides with internal motives. At first glance, this may seem unloving from a "God of Love" but it is designed to judge or reward man's (and woman's) sincerity and the real power (or lack thereof) of principles buried deep within the soul.

The hardback dust jacket for Senator Kefauver's Crime Committee Report is an original rare artifact from 1951. The photo (right-center) of Sinatra and friends is a very rare copy that is unofficially owned by the U.S. Government (via copyright). 

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Trial by Fire (Image Below)

Signed Original - 2016

Size & Materials

24" (H) x 36" (W) - Framed 

Acrylic & Oil Paint on treated canvas. 

Style Used - Emotionalism - This painting contains hidden code.

Symbolism – The “menorah” in the top right corner is a symbol for divine light and wisdom, and the circle and symbol in the top left is called ‘Chai or Hai’ (Chet & Yod) which stands for life or the gifts of life. The figure with downward stretched hands is not necessarily Jesus; however, many bible commentators will call this a ‘Christophany’ or Old Testament appearance of Christ. The text within Daniel 3 actually calls him a ‘son of the gods’ (see below), and His gold and purple sash indicates royalty. Within the sky there are several hidden images of eyes, a lamp, a face, and plants. All can represent many things in a spiritual sense. Lastly, the king (see below) in the bottom right holding the staff is a symbol of foolish and undeserved power. A powerful man that rushed to a judgement without getting the full story first.

 Commentary

"Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, “Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?” They replied to the king, “Certainly, O king.” He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the furnace of blazing fire; he responded and said, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, come out, you servants of the Most High God, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego came out of the midst of the fire." (Daniel 3: 24-26) Even though the central image may not be the pre-incarnate Christ Jesus, several theologians will at minimum call Him the ‘Angel of the Lord.’ After all, who would have the power to keep the young men from burning to death? The furnace was so hot that even the king’s soldiers died in the process of throwing the young Hebrews in (see images in painting). All because they did not bow down to the false god, or golden image of Nebuchadnezzar. For the faithful believers, fiery trials remove us from things that are keeping us from God, and end up as blessings in disguise. As in the painting, when they occur, remember that you are not alone, God (the Lord) is with you and there will be eventual relief. (Click image below twice to enlarge)

The Transfiguration (Image Below)

Signed Original - 2016

Size & Materials

35 1/2" (H) x 23 1/2" (W) - Framed behind glass

Acrylic & Oil Paint on treated canvas. 

Style Used - Emotionalism - This painting contains hidden code.

Symbolism – Top left; the white dove is a symbol of peace and the Holy Spirit of Christ. The Hebrew letters or symbol toward the bottom right is called 'Chai or Hai' (Chet and Yod) and is the symbol of Life or the gifts in life. The circular symbol above the figure of Moses (right side) is a galaxy filled with stars, and this symbolizes that Jesus Christ is the creator of all things including the galaxies of heaven. In the center from left to right is the Prophet Elijah, Christ Jesus, and Moses, all three have elements of gold within their clothing and hair; symbolizing endurance, prosperity, royalty or diety. The 3 figures toward the bottom are Jesus' disciples Peter, James & John, and hey symbolize beloved obedient servants that are privy to God's plans.

 Commentary

"Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James & John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer can whiten them. And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus" (Mark 9:2-4). The mountain mentioned in this passage is in Israel and is either Mount Tabor or more likely Mount Hermon. Elijah's appearance here is one instance that the scripture talks of his imminent return; also mentioned in the old testament book of Malachi. This must have been a glorious sight to behold with God's Son, Elijah (symbol of the great prophets) and Moses (symbol of God's Law) seen by the 3 disciples. True to form, a few verses later Christ tells the disciples to "tell no one" until later on because He purposefully wanted to keep key events private to a select few. In verse 7 of this chapter the Bible says that a cloud overshadowed all of them and God spoke saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!" (Click image below twice to enlarge)

The Reward of Trusting (Image Below)

Signed Original - 2017

Size & Materials

30" (H) x 40" (W) - Framed 

Acrylic & Oil Paint on treated canvas. 

Style Used - Emotionalism - This painting contains hidden code.

Symbolism 

Above the mountains, see 12 birds in flight - These signify the 12 tribes of Israel; and also the 12 Gates, 12 Angels, 12 Foundation Stones and 12 Apostles...all mentioned in Revelation Chapter 21. Left Center: in front of the small buildings are three crosses. These foretell the future of Christ's crucifixion between two criminals. The small grape vines on the opposing foreground represent God's vineyard of believers that abide in Him. The various colors and shapes of fish in the net represent the great diversity of those that truly trust in the Lord. These come from every ethnicity and speak every language. Within the sky and mountains there are several hidden images that represent certain spiritual topics.

 Commentary

"And when He had finished speaking. He said to Simon Peter, 'Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.' And Simon answered and said, 'Master we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but at Your bidding I will let down the nets.'  And when they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish; and their nets began to break; and they signaled to their partners in the other boat, for them to come and help them. And they came, and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet saying, 'Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!" (Luke 5:4-8). Whenever we get a clear understanding of who Jesus really is, it gives a realistic perspective of who we really are. Seeing ourselves in His light and love always brings conviction. With that in mind, we know that Peter was a rather experienced fisherman stationed at the Sea of Galilee (Lake of Gennesaret). He knew that the time of day and weather conditions did not lend to any sort of good fish catch, but nonetheless he obeyed Christ and saw Jesus' Deity spring forth; while at the same time recognizing his (Peter's) own sinfulness. If you can get past being perceived as ‘religious’ by others, trusting in Jesus usually brings wonderful rewards. (Click image below twice to enlarge)