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Marnold's Studio A

Personal Functions: Religious/Spiritual

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Religious Art

Since the Christian holiday of Easter has just passed I will focus my project on the story of Jesus' crucifixion from the Bible. This is a piece of art from Henry Martin. It depicts when Jesus is betrayed by Judas with a kiss and is arrested.

From the Bible (Matthew 26:47-50): Judas said, "The man I kiss is Jesus. Arrest him." So Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hello, teacher!" Then Judas kissed Jesus. Jesus answered, "Friend, do the thing you came to do." Then the men came and grabbed Jesus and arrested him.

Tied in closely with my religion is music. Music is a huge part of my life. I listen to music as much as I possily can. It is a huge part of who I am. Lots of the music I choose to listen to is Christian oriented music. As far as this image goes, there is a song that directly refers to this Bible passage. The song is by Underoath and titled "Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Others Escape"

I heard a voice through the dischord
Of a deluge of passers-by.
I saw one gaze frozen in time
Watching me passing by.
I swear I'll know your face in the crowd,
And I'll hear your voice so loud
When you're whispering...

Hey unfaithful I will teach you
To be stronger, to be stronger.
Hey ungraceful I will teach you
To forgive one another.

Here's my kiss to betray
Desperate to brush the lips of grace.
Do you feel hollow when you think of how I've lied?

Oh sweet angel of mercy with your grace like the morning
Wrap your loving arms around me.
Oh sweet angel of mercy with your grace like the morning
Wrap your loving arms around me.

Hey unfaithful I will teach you
To be stronger, to be stronger.
Hey ungraceful I will teach you
To forgive one another.
Hey unfaithful I will teach you
To be stronger, to be stronger.

Hey unloving

I will love you
I will love you
I will love you.

Jesus I'm ready to come home.

The next image I chose was a depiction of Jesus being nailed to the cross. The image is from and is titled Innocent Blood.

From Matthew 27:3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.
"I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood."

The artist of this work of art is trying to draw in the emotions of the viewers.
He is trying to get the point across that Jesus, a completely innocent man is dying (according to the Bible) for the sins of man.


Mark 15 says:
It was the third hour when they crucified him.
The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,
come down from the cross and save yourself!"

This next piece of art is showing Jesus being risen from his tomb. This is a miracle of Christianty.

From John 20: Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!" So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."

Spiritual Art

Nature and God's world. Many people associate nature and clouds with spirituality. Clouds and the sky are often symbols of heaven and God. For me, thinking of nature poses a few questions. How did we end up here? Is there more to life than what we have here? What do I have to live for?

As far as my personal faith experience I choose to answer by saying, Is it truly by pure chance that a planet 'just happened' that allowed for human life? I can't believe that something like this would randomly occur therefore I choose to have faith in a higher power. The faith that I believe in is Christianity.

Many other people believe in worshiping other things such as the beliefs depicted by the following images.

To me, a person who has a strong Christian background, these images are posing a question to me. Is what I believe in the truth? Are other beliefs that are out there also correct? Is there even a higher power that exists?

As far as I am concearned my belief is correct and as far as other beliefs I don't know enough background information on them to make a judgement whether they are true or not.