I feel like Bloch portrays Christ as a figure who is divine, but nevertheless human. There's no plastic halo above His head, no host of angels following Him wherever he goes, but through his human figure, Bloch has created this light within Him. He emanates this subtle, welcoming warmth to all who are around him.
I also want to emphasize these two paintings here:
Both of them are called Agony in the Garden. The one on the left is from an altarpiece and the one on the right is in some castle somewhere. Mormons don't use these much because the angels have wings on them, and Mormons don't believe angels have wings. But I think the depiction of Christ in agony is very moving in both of these renditions of his sufferings in Gethsemane. Obviously Christ is exhausted, begging his Father to remove the cup from him. I really like both of these, but I think I like the one on the left better. You see Christ's face more, and the two figures fill the space more effectively. Plus you got the mysterious background that counterbalances the quiet stream of light coming down from the right very well. The wings of the angel are also softer, which is appealing to me. I can give credit to the other picture for its clarity and its vibrant color, but I think the altarpiece version takes the cake for most spiritually moving.
Listening to: MoTab
Things Going On Today: Ward Conference, game night, home teachers come over
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