Friday, October 17, 2008

Preparing for Pentecost


I'll be teaching Acts 2 this Sunday in the morning adult class. I like to find a visual introduction for each passage that surprises and sums up, basically, something that does what art's supposed to do. But I didn't know of any Pentecost pictures, I was just thinking, maybe there's an old masters kind of oil painting of people in robes with little candle-flames above their head or something. Then, by chance, I was sitting at the lunch table on Wednesday with Rob Wall, who has written one of the Acts commentaries I'm currently going through week by week, and before I even mentioned the class he started talking about a Jacob Lawrence lithograph he has in his home -- of the coming of the Spirit in Acts 2! So here it is. All I can say is it's PERFECT. I'll probably post audio of my class after Sunday to follow up on this. In the meantime, what do you notice about it?

4 comments:

Deanna said...

The shadow with teeth in the upper right corner looks like a early version of Domo-kun.

Sana would say it needs pink. :)

Patrick said...

where did you get this .jpg? Do you know where I can find one with a larger resolution?

BenMc said...

Actually it's from Rob Wall who has the original at home. I have a paper scanned version in my possession from him but I don't think it's much better than that. If you're in the neighborhood drop by and you can check out the scan -- or I can scan the scan for you, but I'm not sure it would be much better. It depends on if it would help for whatever you're thinking of ... let me know.

Patrick said...

i would want to use it for a powerpoint background. i don't really know what resolution i would need to make it look good.