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Jesus Calming the Waves – Chinese Catholic Art Print

Jesus Calming the Waves – Chinese Catholic Art Print

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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.
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** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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