"The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:21
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Artist Call : re-Painting a Jewish Jesus, Re-imagining Iconic Christian Renaissance and Medieval paintings in their 1st Century Judean and Galilean Context
Artist Call: Re-Painting a Jewish Jesus. (New York Gallery Exhibit, 2014-15) The idea is to take a Renaissance or Medieval painting of Jesus ie: Birth, Baptism, Last Supper, etc and repaint it in the Artists' own style but re-setting in its proper Judean/Galilean/Netzarim context. As examples.... I painted the following this morning from 1655 The Baptism of Christ by Bartolome Esteban Murillo ie: painting Jesus as a Torah observant Jewish Rabbi. The idea for this exhibit comes from Bernard Starr, Author and Journalist in NY City, he is working on the venue and other details.
Left: "The Baptism of Christ " Bartolome Esteban Murillo, 1655
Right: Yeshua after Ritual Immersion in the Jordan, R Borghese, 2013
Left: Oldest surviving panel icon of "Christ Pantocrator", encaustic on panel, c. 6th century. Right: Yeshua haNeTzr, the Nazarene wearing tallit and holding a Torah scroll, RBorghese 2013