Kathryn McEwen - Portfolio

BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN

Media:
Size: 24 in X 18 in
Year: 2012

Description:

MARY LOOKS ON AS JESUS IS BAPTIZED IN THE JORDAN RIVER...THE HOLY SPIRIT RESTS ON CHRIST'S HEAD, IN THE FORM OF A (PASTEL) DOVE...THE DOVE'S WING IS SUPERIMPOSED ON JESUS'S CHEEK...THE FATHER'S BLESSING IS INDICATED BY A PILLAR OF FIRE IN THE UPPER RIGHT...INSIDE THE PILLAR OF FIRE, A (REDDISH) CROSS APPEARS, FORESHADOWING CHRIST'S CRUCIFIXION...THE APPEARANCE OF CHRIST'S RIGHT EYE IS REMINISCENT OF THE CROWN OF THORNS...JOHN THE BAPTIST'S HANDS ARE IN THE UPPER LEFT...HIS SLEEVE IS TATTERED, SHOWING HIS EXTREME POVERTY.