Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Visions of the Cross artist: Matthew Whitney

Die by the Sword, 30" x 40", oil on canvas, ©Matthew Whitney 2006

Matthew says, "This painting deals with the speaking of Christ to his disciple: "Those who draw the sword, die by the sword (Matthew 26:56)", during the Second Station of the Cross, The Betrayal of Judas. It is a visual meditation on Christ's words, and of violence and war being the result of a failure of human understanding and comprehension of the power of the Cross."

You can learn more about Matthew and his work on his website.

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