Christ Fasting in the Desert

by Isabella Childs January 06, 2021

the forty days of fast

    This is an image of Jesus Christ fasting in the desert, by Russian, nineteenth-century painter, Ivan Kramskoy.

    In the painting, the Savior sits on some white rocks in a barren, rocky terrain.

    Our Lord has pale skin, shoulder-length brown hair, and a thin beard. He wears a red robe and a blue cloak. His feet are bare. The Savior folds His hands on His lap while leaning forwards slightly. He gazes downwards at the ground.

    In the background of the painting, beyond the place in which the Savior sits, are some low, dark hills. The sky is a pale blue, with a few gray clouds on the horizon.

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