In this picture, John Lu Hung-nien shows the disciples in utter turmoil. The menacing waves are coming at them from every side, overwhelming them, seeming to even clutch at them with claws. Hung- nien exaggerates the storm, an Asian technique, in a way we’ve never seen before in Catholic art. It shows us he understands what it’s like to have huge troubles. He also does it as a statement of faith, to remind us that Jesus is with us in our boat. We don’t need to worry. Christ is with us, always.
A convert to Christianity, John Lu Hung-nien (Lu Hungrian) made beautiful Christian paintings. His aim in his Catholic art was to create the experience of the sacred. His art was part of The New Cultural Movement in early 20th Century China, a mixture of East and West. This painting, from which we have selected only a portion, was painted in Beijing, China, towards the end of the Communist Revolution, which places it outside of copyright law. The original painting is Chinese watercolor on silk, mounted as hanging scroll. 28.5x53 cm.
(source: researchgate.net and usfca.edu)
8.5 x 11 acid-free archival paper, with about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture. Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
IMPORTANT!!! The image is smaller than the paper.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.
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