The Methodist Church: February 2019
The Methodist Church has an extensive art collection. This painting by Norman Adams is based on John 12: 12-15
Jesus is at the centre riding a donkey, with a foal or colt, along a sunlit road lined with sunflowers. There is no obvious depiction of Jerusalem, no garments or palm-tree branches cast before Jesus, but there is a joyous crowd with bunting and decorations. Various flags are flown, some on their side or upside down. The figure to the right, at a window, may be Zacchaeus, who climbed a tree to see Jesus. Luke records this as happening at Jericho, but it is often included in the Entry into Jerusalem. The rich luminous colours recall medieval stained glass. When commissioned to undertake this work for the Collection in 1990, Norman Adams replied 'I would like to do this very much ... It is a wonderful subject'.
Commentary based on A Guide to the Methodist Art Collection. To browse more of the collection, click here. Then click on the image to move to the next one.
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