Born in Israel, 1963
Martyr Adauctus, 1991; Martyr Agatha 2, 1993; Martyr Barbara, 1991;
Martyr Cassian, 1991; Martyr Catherine, 1993; Martyr Eugenia, 1991;
Martyr Lucy, 1991; Martyr Perpetua, 1992, oil on paper.
Roee Rosen’s eight paintings of martyrs are part of a larger series of works, which was first presented at the Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, in 1994. These compositions are concerned with a number of Christian martyrs who chose to endure persecution, torture, and even death, rather than renouncing their faith. They were posthumously rewarded by canonization, and the memory of their torment has been preserved by the Catholic Church.