The lamb standing as though slain from Revelations, holding the banner of victory, standing on the book with seven seals; this is Jesus.
The lamb slain, unspotted and perfect, dying on the Cross for our sins. The lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The lamb who opens the seven seals and begins the Final Judgement.
In this one tableau, we have the whole drama of Revelations standing in the balance. Mystical symbolism comes together. The Mass is echoed as we say three times “Lamb of God”. The crossed halo firmly signifies this as Jesus, as little as it looks from our mental image of a man with a beard.
Only the Lamb of God can break open the seven seals and begin the Final Judgement of the world. Will we follow Him?
This is one of 12 paintings for the Ascension Press program “What We Believe” found here.
Oil paint is slightly transparent, letting light bounce through thinner layers of paint to the the lower layers. The brush strokes, everywhere they are even slightly raised, catch the light, and change throughout the day as the light changes. The original painting will hold a depth that is not capturable with a print. There’s no replacing what an original piece looks like, and when you love a piece, it’s always worth it to get the original if possible.
The frame that I’ve shown is a Masterworks Frames handmade, carved, 12 layer frame with hand applied gold leaf in either 12k (silver) or 22k (gold) genuine gold leaf (depending on what is shown in the photos). The frame is solid wood, and thick, I’ve never for an instant wondered if it would break, unlike store bought frames. The corners are filled in for a seamless museum quality finish.
If you do want a print instead, click here! You’ll be directed to the canvas print options on Ascension Press’ website. For paper prints, click the “shop now” button on the right, under a photo of the Baptism as a paper print.