I'm happy to see that the Carl Bloch painting was not Photoshopped for
modesty or wings as it was in the December 2011 Ensign.
I hope they do a Jon McNaughton exhibit really soon.
The people in the pictures tend to look a bit more like cast members of
'riverdance' than perhaps I would have expected of someone from that
place and time.
Goody. Another Bloch exhibit. Correlated art.
Depiction of the angel sent to strengthen Christ during atonement in garden as a
female gender is inspiration.Was it our glorious mother Eve who
initiated the fall?
Beautiful Art. The images of Jesus, however, all seem to resemble a Swede more
than they do a Palestinian Jew. There is no chance that Jesus looked anything
like this. Scholars refer to the popular depiction of Jesus in art as "the
Nordic Jesus", painted this way to make Europeans think that Jesus was one
No one knows exactly what Jesus looked like 2,000+ years ago, but depending on
your belief, only his mother was a Jew, and his father was either Heavenly
Father or the Holy Spirit or something? Just because his mother was a Jew
doesn't mean that she looked similar to Jewish women today. Because His
Father was God means Jesus could have looked a lot like Him as well :)
Those of you criticizing the art don't get it. I don't mean this as a
personal attack, although I get the sense that some of you are mocking the
believers who cherish what this art represents.Of course these
paintings don't look like Christ. None of the artists lived in that time
or in Jerusalem. But it is the expressions, the colors and the circumstances
they represent to the believers.But there is such a thing (or at
least there used to be) as respect for the beliefs and ideas of others even if
we disagreed with them. Have you all fallen so low in your civility that you no
longer can respectfully disagree. I realize these comment boards are anonymous,
but one would think you would still have enough personal integrity to show
respect or at least keep your mocking comments about something that many hold
sacred to yourselves, just out of respect. Apparently not. Sad.
The purpose of religious art is to provide a visual image of what the scene may
have looked like.If it enriches the scriptures it has done its job.Secularists are looking for an authentic cultural representation of someone
they do not believe even existed.Thanks for your input...but no thanks.
Roland Kayser posted: The images of Jesus, however, all seem to resemble a
Swede more than they do a Palestinian Jew. There is no chance that Jesus looked
anything like this. For all we know, God may look like a Norwegian.
As the scriptures state that Jesus is the spitting image of his Father,
I'd assume God's genes were dominant over Mary's. Alternatively, Since artists use from the environment around them, and many
Christian artists seem to be from the Scandinavia are, well, form follows
Whatever He truly looks like, I only hope I can live my life in such a way that
He will say of me when the time comes, "Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." - Matthew 25:21I look forward to being able to see this exhibit for myself.
Des News,So where is the picture this article is about? I thought it might
be in the article's picture gallery.
RE: Mark Magleby said, “that the sacrifice took place primarily in the
Garden of Gethsemane. Wrong,Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he
laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the
brethren.(1 John 3:16) God on the Cross.For the preaching of the
Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the
power of God(1Cor 1:18).
Art is a great way for an artist to convey their own interpretations on events
and we can often feel emotions by the way they present their artwork. These
"literal" comments people are posting, including how Christ looks and
scriptural references are all quite amusing. Just go to the museum and enjoy
what you are seeing/feeling and leave the petty comments at the door! I think
it's great that I don't have to travel to the Louvre or even to San
Francisco to see some really beautiful inspiring artwork. And yes, it's
within BYU, a private religious school campus, which means it is PROBABLY
intended to draw people who believe in the Bible and Jesus Christ. They can do
"...because of the Mormon doctrine of the Atonement, that the sacrifice took
place primarily in the Garden of Gethsemane, when Christ took upon himself all
of our sufferings."Where is that in scripture? Is this really
official doctrine if the Church, or just more cultural LDS mythology?
Scientist, I assume your question was asked in sincerity. The atonement took
place in Gethsemane and on the cross. The pain on the cross was not just
physical but included the total separation of Christ from his Father when he
cried out in agony "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" To try
and separate the suffering of the garden from the cross is not scriptural in the
LDS Church. Although thousands had been crucified ,before and after Jesus, only
he had the power to stop his suffering and the courage to persist and allow it
until he could say" it is finished." In the JST those words are followed
by " thy will is done."
RE: Jeffrey Swanson, Twenty-eight Prophecies Fulfilled On the Crucifixion Day
,On the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, all the prophecies concerning His
suffering were fulfilled in every detail—a lasting testimony that Jesus
truly is the Messiah.But,Manyl important early(than the KJV)Greek
manuscripts along with diverse and widespread witnesses lack Luke 22:44,
“And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops
of blood falling to the ground.”