How does society depict Jesus Christ as they become more modern? More times than not Jesus becomes more lively in his portrayal as time progress. This seems odd as society as a whole seems to not be looking at the church for all of their answers. Jesus tends to have a more humanly appearance and his features become softer as times continue on. In early years Jesus looks weak and fragile, He does not look like a savior but only a lonely civilian. The newer images give Christ a more formed figure that a leader would have, possibly showing that we need a leader. The amount of people that are portrayed with Jesus as well changes, however there does not seem to be a correlation with the time of the art. Western Art develops into self portrayal in the modern era, and fades from that of the church. It seems that even the religious paintings in the 1800's is portraying what the artist himself needs from God.