Christ Study

I’ve been working on this for several months, and I think it’s done now.  It’s based upon an image of a painting done by Georg Cornicelius in 1888.  Apparently the original was lost and another version turned up, without the original components, and many folks like the later version more.  Here’s the version that I created using some iconographic elements, and under that are the versions by Cornicelius.

christ studyoriginal by cornicelius

Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin

Georg Cornicelius 1825-1898 Germany. Image of the Temptation of Christ. Satan offered to make him ruler of the kingdoms of the world if Christ would worship him.

Final Christ the Teacher Icon

I’m finally getting around to posting how this was finished.  Final size is 6 feet by 10 feet, oil on Canvas.  If you’re not familiar with traditional iconography, the lettering in the halo represents the Greek phrase, “I who Am” – referring to the divinity of Christ.

You can get a print on paper or wood here: Fine Art America

final st thomas