Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jesus Appears to the Disciples After the Resurrection

Title: Jesus Appears to the Disciples After the Resurrection
Artist: Imre Morocz
Medium: Oil on canvas on plywood
Size: 30 x 40cm
Date: 2009
Location: Private Collection

Mark 16:14-18 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

This passage, not part of the original Mark that consists of the material to end of Mark 16:8, is nonetheless used as a clear exhortation for evangelism, a direct command to “Go into all the world and preach the good news”.

The moment when Jesus finally appeared to the eleven is ethereally captured in this painting. A wash of warm light spills over the resurrected Christ. His assembled disciples gaze at his wound, kneel before him, and recognize at last what they had failed to see before.

Imre Morocz (b. 1967) is a contemporary portrait artist and landscape painter from Hungary. His paintings are an expression of his deep love of the Advaita school of Hindu philosophy, whereby everything is considered a part of a great Oneness. To view his own site and for links to other sites featuring more of his work, use the following link:

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