Mount To Garden

Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli worked in Milan,  is is a detail from the painting of Christ in the Garden of  Gethsemane in 1612, He painted altarpieces, but also the Gifts of the Magi and the Beheading of John also a last Supper that is darker, more sepia than the DaVinci one we are familiar with. It is at the Met but not currently on display. He also painted Jacob wrestling the angel, which is likely a pre-incarnate Christ.

And while Gethsemane is in proximity to the Mount of Olives, it was far different than when He taught the Lord’s Prayer that day as a parable. Still an angel very much like this was was right behind Him, instead of a cross and a cup, she may have just offered Him the shade of her wings.

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (detail), c. 1612, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli (Italian, 1573–1626).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Francesco_Mazzucchelli

His peace, Rebecca Jones

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.