by Devin Justesen
Devin Justesen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street-tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.
CWith Easter only a few days away, we compiled a list of 15 beautiful images of Christ that are certain to invite the Spirit into your home this Easter season.
"I am the Light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12. The latest beautiful image of the Savior by Simon Dewey.
"Forget Me Not" by Annie Henrie Nader is a comforting reminder that the Lord never forgets us. It is available 12x14 and 17x20 framed canvas.
"Inspired by the tiny forget-me-not flower, this painting depicts a woman kneeling amid a field of these flowers. She is held in the comforting embrace of the Savior, who kneels beside her with watchful and protective care. Often we may feel forgotten and need reminding that the Lord is always there for us as we seek to be near Him." - Annie Nader
This painting by Jorge Cocco Santangelo won the purchase award at the Church Museum’s international competition in 2015, and it was the first painting I did in the new sacrocubism style. The selection of blues is dominant in the pallet and signify that it was a crucial moment in history and in complete separation of worldly logic. The Lord chose the future leaders of the Church among the most humble individuals. A stripe of white light descends over the Savior symbolizing purity. The Lord comes into the scene framed by an inverted L, the symbol of righteousness, and his horizontally stretched arm, vigorously indicates the certainty of his election. As an echo, the sail and the ship form another L. The group of fishermen are in the middle of the balance between their earthly chores and the sacred calling; that is another reason why they are not completely identified, but are vaguely synthesized.
This beautiful painting by Annie Henrie uses warm colors and tones to illustrate the warmth and kindness of the Savior. This wonderful painting will make a perfect addition to your home.
The Tree of Life is imagery used in many different religions and cultures throughout the world, often symbolizing connection between heaven and earth, and every living thing. The Tree of Life is shown in vision to prophets in the Book of Mormon."And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow." Its fruit is described as "most precious and most desirable above all other fruits," which "is the greatest of all the gifts of God". This painting serves as a reminder of God's great love for us and the goal of attaining eternal life.
The idea for Balm of Gilead came shortly after Japan was hit by the catastrophic tsunami March of 2011. This is a painting of Christ's second coming, after the great destruction and upheaval has ceased, and Christ is able to heal us. The two scriptures alluded to at the bottom of the painting are from Isaiah 54:11, "thou afflicted, tossed with tempest and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors," and 2nd Kings 20:5, "have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee." This painting is a testimony to the power of Christ becoming our personal balm of Gilead.
This is a scene of the Savior in the midst of creating the earth. “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator.” (Alma 30:44) I see the beauty and majesty of the earth as a reflection of our Savior’s great love for us. "The Creation" is a tribute to the Master Artist and His labor of love: the earth, the work of His hands. - Annie Nader.
After what may have been a long, difficult night of struggling in the midst of a tempestuous sea, the disciples see Jesus, “walking upon the sea.” He came to them “in the fourth watch of the night,” or in the early morning, and we see here that the sun is rising on a bedraggled ship and waves that are still dangerously high. In contrast to the sea and the ship and our own hearts, the Lord is untroubled, calm, and in control. “And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.” (See Mark 6:48-51 and Matt 14:24-27) The Lord teaches His followers how to be cheerful in the face of the uncertainties and pains of life. He said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) With the guarantee of hardship comes the hope and the reason for joy, for Jesus Christ has overcome the world. Those who reach for His hand will grasp His joy and His saving grace. - Joseph Brickey.
This beautiful painting from Dan Wilson is certain to invite the warmth and love of the Savior into your home, with its powerful reminder of the presence of the Savior in our daily lives.
"The light seems to break the gray-blue of the evening and melts with the clothing and figure of the Lord, who looks like an abstract triangle. In this composition I have selected almost exclusively the use of intersecting diagonal lines. This dynamism supports a moment of extreme tension and forces that collide as spades crossing in battle. At this moment the salvation of humankind was being defined. As Isaiah of old said “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities." Jorge Cocco Santangelo.
Joseph F. Brickey is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and sculpture who currently resides in Orem, Utah, with his wife and seven children. Born and raised in Utah, he has studied art throughout the United States and Europe, pursuing the techniques of the old masters and the wisdom of the ancients to create classical art filled with symbolism. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the New York Academy of Art, and he is the director of the art program at the Beaux-Arts Academy, a school of classical art and architecture. He believes that “art should both measure up in the museum and capture the common heart. The greatest art is that which generates the greatest good.”
Titled “Our Light” for He is what illuminates everything for us. The light is the focus in this painting because the more Christ is in our lives through our thoughts, words and actions, the more our days and hours will flood over with His light! - Dan Wilson.
This beautiful solid cultured marble Christus statue truly brings the spirit of Christ into any home, and is available in 3", 6", and 19". The original Christus statue was made by Sculptor Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) of plaster in 1823 and was used to create the 11-foot marble version in 1839 that stands in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thorvaldsen’s statue of the resurrected Christ helps present LDS belief in Jesus Christ, the son of God and redeemer of the world.
Our new Illuminated Picture Frames are a unique and elegant way to invite the spirit into your home or office. Each frame is made of super strong oak wood with a strip of LED lights located at the bottom of the inner frame. Simply plug in your light and use the remote control cord to adjust the brightness. The frame measures 9 1/4" tall, 7 1/4" wide. Add border designs and custom text for a truly personal work of art. These make especially great wedding gifts!
Our exclusive keychain collection was designed to inspire Latter-day Saints with popular imagery and quotes. This keychain is made from durable wood that has been expertly engraved.
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