God on earth

This gallery displays works showing events in the life of Jesus, from the christian Bible, during his time on Earth. All of these works are paintings found throughout Italy. 

In this picture, three wisemen present gifts to the newborn Jesus. Jesus is in the center of the picture enveloped in a glowing light that shines upon the people surrounding him which in contrast are covered in shadow. This eerie light that is cast from the child upon the figures surrounding him depicts the hope and life that he brings into the world.
This work depicts the wedding that Jesus attended with his mother where Jesus performed his first known miracle. The artwork is equally balanced. Jesus and the groom are on the right while Mary and the bride are on the right. Other miscellaneous characters are placed throughout the scene in order to give the feeling of busyness and balance. This use of balance gives me the feeling that although Jesus was God he was also human on earth and could relate to humanity.
In this work, Jesus is being baptized by John. There is an focus on John and Jesus expressing the importance of this event; because although Jesus was God, he was submitting to humans and God the Father in this action of baptism. Also, the layout of this piece draws attention from John and Jesus to the white dove, a depiction of the Holy Spirit, that is descending upon Jesus.
In this work, Jesus is shown attacking and casting out the market people from the temple. There is a difference in the use of color from the figures in the front, Jesus and a seller, and the other figures in the background. This difference in color gives greater emphasis on the forefront of the picture where Jesus, shown with great anger emotion, is casting away the sellers' merchandise and chasing them out with a whip.
In this work, Jesus and the twelve disciples are shown having The Last Super. This picture uses unity and rhythm. Unity is used to show harmony between the apostles and Jesus. Unity Also gives the sense of familiarity between the characters. As if they were all really close. Though being iconic figures in religion, they are all human. The use of rhythm gives a sense of continual movement. As if these thirteen people are all enjoying each others company, conversation, and a great feast.
In this work, Jesus is shown washing the feet of his disciples. Contrast is used to show the solemnity of this event. Jesus, God, was bowing down humbly in submission committing the act of a servant in order to show his disciples how they are to treat each other. Though the majority of this picture consist of many dark hues there is a bright glow coming from Jesus depicting his divinity.
In this work, Jesus is pictured after his torture being crowned with a crown of thorns. The use of contrast in this picture shows how severe this event was. If not for the glow from the torch, the whole scene would be cast in darkness. The light from the torch gives greater emphasis on the weary hurting Jesus and the contempt on the faces of the soldiers.
In this piece, Jesus is shown hanging on the cross that he was nailed to by the Jewish people for his "blasphemy". The use of saturation gives this picture a feeling of dread and gravity. It makes me think that it was as if during this moment, Jesus, God, was conquered and completely desecrated by his human captors.
This work of art showcases the entombment of Jesus. The use of colors in this pictures emphasize how the pale lifeless body of Jesus is no longer a part of the colorful living world. The textures and shadows used bring more realism to this picture and bring this event to life.
In this picture Jesus is shown powerfully storming through the heavens into our world and raising the dead to life. The use of movement in this picture emphasizes how Jesus breaks through the clouds and, unchallenged in greatness and power, calls the dead to rise. This display of divinity and supremacy, shocks the unprepared people, including the soldiers, and sends them fleeing in fear.
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