25.10.08

Peter and John

"In the morning of the resurrection the disciples Peter and Johannes on the way to the grave"
-Eugène Burnand (1850-1921)

I was given a post card with this picture on it, from my brother-in-law's father (Jim Beise), and I've been quite taken with it, using it as a bookmark. I'm amazed at how much expression can be captured in a still shot. It also freezes a moment of the gospel story that I often brush over. So, I thought I'd share it with you.

3 comments:

Jim said...

yes, i love that painting, which is in the musee d'orsay in paris. a close look into the face of peter, who had denied and abandoned his lord, gives a powerful image of what it is to grieve and hope at the same time. could it really be true? was he alive?

Brian said...

it is a very brief moment, as John outran Peter, so they probably only ran abreast that way for a few moments.
glad you like it too, Eric.

The Drs. McLaughlin said...

(from Rachel): I love the comment Jim wrote on the back of the card. "The day everything changed." Amen, hallelujah!