“And Joseph...went up to Goshen to meet Israel, his father, and he appeared to him, and he fell on his neck, and he wept on his neck for a long time. And Israel said to Joseph, ‘Now I can die, since I have seen your face, that you are still alive.’"

In this dramatic meeting between father and son, Jacob now an old man, is bent over his son Joseph. The figures, framed in a colorful archway, seem to be overcome with emotion as they reunite after a long separation. The contrast between the cool blues and warm yellows and reds reflect the range of feeling between father and son who have not seen each other for twenty two years. The luminosity of the golden hues communicates joy and optimism while the blues add a calming effect to this tender and passionate moment.