There is an emotional complexity to this wonderful painting by Swiss artist Eugène Burnand. I know very little about him, apart from the usual resort of Wikipedia. But he manages to capture a moment of almost frantic inquisitiveness, as Peter and his young, fellow-disciple John rush in the golden sunrise light to the burial garden. Their faces seem filled with anxiety, confusion, hope, wonder, and longing all at once. Hoping against hope, but fearing a con, or something worse? Could Mary Magdalene, first to visit the tomb, possibly have been right…?
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I’ve just returned from a few days in Denmark, staying with friends while speaking at a conference for Christian students. My hosts in Aarhus really
During my brief visit to Chicago a couple of months back, I was taken by friends to the Art Institute of Chicago. It was an