Oil on Gessobord
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.