View paintings and other art pieces, from the ‘masters’ of old times to current times, that depict the life and message of Jesus the Christ through his miracles and parables, or stories. Also see creative, spiritual images of crosses and other inspirations from a variety of artists.
JOHN AUGUST SWANSON makes his home in Los Angeles, California, where he was born in 1938. He paints in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, and is an independent printmaker of limited edition serigraphs, lithographs and etchings.His art reflects the strong heritage of story telling he inherited from his Mexican mother and Swedish father. John Swanson’s narrative is direct and easily understood. He addresses himself to human values, cultural roots, and his quest for self-discovery through visual images. These include Bible stories and social celebrations such as attending the circus, the concert, and the opera. He also tells of everyday existence, of city and country walks, of
The Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus –View art depicting Jesus on the cross and events leading up to this event, as well as his resurrection and ascension into heaven with God our Father.
Jesus and Disciples -artist unknown
Jesus Tested by the Devil -artist unknown
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,… Luke 3:23 (NIV)
James Tissot’s depiction of a young Jesus at the Temple , c. 1890, Brooklyn Museum
“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Luke 2:46-50 New International Version (NIV)
John the Baptist baptizes Jesus -artist unknown
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)