Thursday, May 13, 2010

Painting the Resurrection

Over the centuries many artists have tried to depict the resurrection of Christ. Here's a video about the latest effort, by artist Ron DeCiani who has completed a Texas-size mural of the resurrection on display at a museum in Dallas.

Watch the video and note the "cloud of witnesses" gathered to see the moment. The only woman in the group is Queen Esther--which I find a curious choice. Clearly the idea is that at the moment of resurrection the faithful dead see the victory of Christ (which explains why Mary Magdalene is not included), but I think I would have included Ruth, Christ's ancestor, and possibly Deborah, the Judge, or Miriam, the prophetess and sister of Moses. Who would you have included?

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