Commissioned by the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas Tx, The Resurrection Mural by internationally renowned artist Ron DiCianni is a masterpiece of epic proportions, measuring 12’ x 40’. It is the pinnacle of Mr. DiCianni’s incredible career and depicts the defining moment that sets Christianity apart from every other religion in the world; Christ’s declaration of victory over the grave.
To quote Mr. DiCianni, “It seems that over the centuries every artist longed to paint a definitive scene that would stand the test of time. For Michelangelo, it was the “Creation of Adam” which he did for the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt, it was the scene of “The Prodigal Son.”
For me, it is “The Resurrection”, as this one act of history separates Christianity from every other religion, philosophy and dogma. It authenticates The Nativity, The Crucifixion of Christ, and legitimizes every word Jesus said concerning Himself and His relationship to God. Many may ignore the Resurrection at their peril, but none can deny it as it is historically proven beyond doubt. My hope is that as this mural is installed, many will be confronted with the scene of “The Resurrection” and make the decision that He is worthy of being called their Lord and Savior.” End Quote.
The cast of notables include the angels, the Roman soldiers and the “Great Cloud of Witnesses” described in the book of Hebrews. These include Moses, Isaiah, David and Abraham to the right of Jesus and Elijah, Noah, Ester, John the Baptist and Daniel to the left. Those posing for the mural includes other notable Christian artists including Michael Dudash, Morgan Weistling, Thomas Blackshear and Chris Hopkins. In the upper right hand corner of the mural is the place of Jesus crucifixion, Golgatha, the place of the skull.