Comforted

Comforted
Comforted, by Lester Yocum. Click to enlarge.
Oil on Gessobord
24×18 inches
February 2014

This painting shows an angel strengthening Christ. In this sacrifice called The Atonement, which began in the Garden of Gethsemane and finished on the cross, Christ took upon himself the payment for our individual sins and the burden of each of our pains, afflictions, temptations, sicknesses, infirmities, and death that he might succor and save us. The pain was immense, especially for a sinless, perfectly loving man.

As with the other paintings in this series I chose to not show the great drops of blood he shed, setting aside needless gore and anatomic trivia in an attempt to focus on the meaning.

The Easter Paintings
Why does this Christ have short hair?

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