Friday, April 06, 2012

Upraised in Prayer

It is Good Friday morning.

From the archives of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, here is a rendering by James Tissot (1836-1902) of "Good Friday Morning: Jesus in Prison" or "Le matin Vendredi Saint: J├ęsus en prison":

The museum's description states:

"In a subject that he characterizes as 'rarely, if ever, treated,' Tissot paints Jesus in prison — bound to a stone post, his hands chained but upraised in prayer. The artist notes the white light shining down, a further indication of the early hour on Good Friday. While Jesus prays, his guards, wearing armor, slump over in pre-dawn slumber."

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