LAMB OF GOD 16x20 Oil
This is a copy of 1635 painting by Madrid
artist Francisco de Zurbaran called the Agnes Dei.
I was greatly moved when I saw this painting in a book and knew I had to
paint it myself. But in the painting of it, I added two portraits of
Jesus. What is interesting about this, is that you only see the sheep
when looking at the painting, but once you see Jesus Christ, you can
never look at it again and just see the sheep. In this way, the painting
is a metaphor for how God sees us - once we accept Jesus as our Good
Shepherd (John 10), then God always sees us through Jesus. And if our
lives are changed by our belief, then people will not see just us
anymore, but hopefully, Jesus too. The floor is made up of red boards to
symbolize the shed blood of Christ, "Like a lamb that is led to the
slaughter..." Isaiah 53:7.