For four years now I’ve been posting art every Wednesday. Today will be the last Art Wednesday for a while. I conclude with the subject that matters most to me—Christ.
Peter Paul Rubens, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1608
Art Wednesday began as my attempt to incorporate more beauty into my own life, and into the social stream. We were made for glory—to behold it, enjoy it, and long for something more because of it.
Raphael, Christ's Charge to Peter, 1515
Our hunger for beauty exists, I believe, because we are all created in the image of a glorious Creator God. His creation bears this out. We are moved by beauty.
Vermeer, Christ in the House of Mary and Martha, 1654
Art arouses our appetite for beauty. It captures the human experience while stirring in us a hunger for something beyond what we know. This is a theological hunger.
Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water, c. 1907
C.S. Lewis said that if I find in myself a hunger that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most reasonable explanation is that I was made for another world. I believe this with all my heart.
Rembrandt, The Raising of Lazarus, 1630
I will miss assembling these posts. I’ve posted and commented on close to 1,300 different works of art over the past four years. I’ve learned so much. Scroll through my Instagram feed if you want to see it all.
Rembrandt, Peter's Denial, 1660
I conclude this series by presenting works focused on Christ. Those of you who know me know that Christ is the centerpiece of my life, faith, and hope.
Delacroix, Christ on the Cross, 1846
Put yourselves in the path of art. Go to museums. Look at art online. Pick up some art books at your local used bookstore. Find favorites and hang them in your homes and offices.
Michelangelo, Pieta, 1499
Thank you so much for following me on this journey through some of the finest art ever produced by the image bearers of God. Maybe someday I’ll do this again. Until then, farewell for now.