Silent Night Crucifixion of Jesus

April 10th, 2009

Silent Night Crucifixion of Jesus

Silent Night Crucifixion of Jesus

Silent Night by christian artist Stephen S. Sawyer is a very unique portrayal of Jesus being crucified on the cross. It is a very dark, sad picture of Jesus; depicting His true pain and suffering when He was crucified, taking on the sins of the world, and feeling the pain and rejection of His Heavenly Father when He cried out “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?

“Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” In Matthew 27:45-46

The artist’s use of dark colors gives this painting a particularly dark, ominuous and even morbid feeling, reminding us of the significance of the crucifixion. The lighter blue colors and stars in the background can be seen as a glimmer of hope, foreshadowing the glorious resurrection that was to come.

The Sacrifice by Kate Austin Christian Modern Art

March 22nd, 2009

The Sacrifice by Kate Austin

The Sacrifice by Kate Austin Chris

 
The Sacrifice by Kate Austin is a unique piece of Christian Modern Art with a powerful message. The simple cross and broken pieces give this religious art piece a kinetic feeling, as if they are exploding towards us.  One can appreciate the rich symbolism of how Christ broke His body on the cross as a sacrifice for mankind, and the illuminated background can be symbolic of Jesus’ resurrection and how He overcame death. The artist, Kate Austin, wrote this poem to accompany this christian modern art piece:

This is a hard piece
It was hard to make
It is hard to see
Jesus had never known sin
Or darkness within
He was clean
He chose to carry
The sin of all mankind
From the beginning of time
To its end
Our sin broke Him
Into a thousand pieces
It was a hard thing He did
Let us acknowledge humbly
And accept thankfully

I Slept but My Heart Was Awake by Marc Chagall

February 7th, 2009
I Slept but My Heart Was Awake by Marc Chagall
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.

The Good Samaritan by Vincent van Gogh, Luke 10:25-37

January 26th, 2009

The Good Samaritan by Vincent van Gogh

The Good Samaritan by Vincent van Gogh

 
The Good Samaritan was painted by Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) while he was staying in an institution for the mentally ill in May 1890. This religious art painting  is a mirrored copy of Eugène Delacroix’ Good Samaritan.  Vincent Van Gogh’s unmistakeably unique style can be seen in the brush strokes and vibrant colors that he used to portray the story of The Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37.  His use of colors on the man’s face whom the Samaritan is helping accentuates the way he must have felt after having been beaten and robbed, and the bright blue colors create both a serious and hopeful feeling. This religious artwork by Vincent van Gogh may not be as well known as many of his other pieces of art, but once it is seen, in my opinion, is just as memorable.

“His Hold On Us” Hebrews 13:5

January 19th, 2009

"His Hold On Us" Christian Pencil Drawing Hebrews 13:5

“His Hold On Us’ by Christian artist Michael Ollis is a religious art drawing done in pencil that reminds us of how the Lord always has a firm grip on us thoughout our lives. The artist wants to convey the message that no matter what we may be going through in our lives, as believers we have the assurance of knowing that God always extends His unconditional love and grace towards us.  This simple and powerful design creates a beautiful image that I believe many religious people can relate to.

The bible verse at the bottom reads “For He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. (I will) Not, (I will) Not, (I will) Not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let (you) down. (Relax My hold on you) (Assuredly Not)! Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible.