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Painting "He saw and believed"_2nd Station of the Resurrection by avonnhartung

“He saw and believed”_2nd Station of the Resurrection by avonnhartung

Reproduction of original painting “He saw and believed” from the series of 14 Stations of the Resurrection, “Via Lucis” by avonnhartung. The cruciform frame shows the nail holes from the Crucifixion of Jesus the Christ. The second station puts us inside the empty tomb, witnessing Peter and John’s discovery that indeed Christ has been risen. The gestures speak to us; Peter’s as if to say “can it be?” John’s emphatic gesture says it all “He is risen!” The shape of the burial cloth as it hangs over the edge of the sepulcher is a reiteration of John’s expression of uplifting joy. Here as in the first station we see in the bottom half of the circle Calvary and the abyss that represents death, and the three-dimensional cross, because it is the bridge from earthly to eternal reality.

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