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  Artwork: Feeding of the 5000
  Artist: BONNELL, Daniel
  Technique: Painting
  Location: Artist's Personal Collection
  Notes: Images on Christ Project. John 6:10-12. Artist's comment: "This is an important divine moment here that perhaps we miss. The scripture says that Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed the loaves and the fishes. All eyes are on Him as the crowd is instructed to sit down in the grass. He then gave thanks. In this painting all the focus is upon Jesus, the viewer looks up as if he or she were one of the crowd. Jesus raises a basket with two small fish in it to the sky. He gives thanks and before he finishes speaking the basket is filled to overflowing. Jesus is called the bread of life. We see Him performing many miracles that have symbolic meanings to those -- that have eyes to see. He is victory over death. We see Him raising the dead in more than one instance. He is the water of life, as he tells the woman at the well. He is the Prophet who knew of her five husbands. Look closer and you will see Jesus not just raising a basket of bread to the sky but you will see him upon the cross. The band of white sky forms a perpendicular bar with his arms and hands, which are pierced."
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  Subject: Other Portraits of Christ
The Loaves and the Fish
The Bread of Life

  Hosts: Daniel Bonnell, American painter  [IMAGE]