John the baptist, a follower of Jesus christ, the one person who baptized Jesus himself. Behind Him lies the city of jerusalem. The colors used on the people surrounding John are done, reason being is to capture your attention to see what type of people, sinners, social class became interested to the word of god. A hidden or foreshadowing object was painted in the painting, the Tree of Life ( Behind the baptist). Jehovah said "thy shall not eat from thy tree", the tree was never to be touched but the location was to sacred, all are welcomed to the kingdom of jehovah. Basically, all is forgiven, Jesus loves all and forgives everyone who ask for it.