Art reflects the artist, what's inside of an artist becomes their art. Inspiration comes from the spirit.
A few years ago I went to a cathedral with a tourist from Korea. Coincidentally there was an art exhibition on that day. I wasn't fond of those works and I was trying to find out what exactly disturbed me in that artist's work until I found that one big work. It was huge high relief about the crossed Jesus. I stood there and couldn't believe these kind of work was exhibited in a cathedral.... I was shocked how blind people actually can be. It was the crossed Jesus, yes, but in what kind way? It was pitch black and under the feet of Jesus was a skull. But even if you didn't look at that skull, even if it wasn't there it gave the vibe of fear and death. In the end the message of that artist was "Christ is dead"... with a period...
Of course people are just saying "It's a free interpretation of the artist." "The artist is free to do whatever the artist wants to." "Oh, it's a cross, let's put that in the church." "The artist represents the cross of Christ just perfectly in his way." Indeed. In his way. Not in the way of the holy Bible.
I asked my company who was a Christian too, what she was thinking of that art. She didn't realize the real message behind the mask... I was so sad and I kept praying and praying about this whole topic... After years I still have a vivid picture of that art in front of my eyes when I remember... Jesus... have mercy...
I remembered this because of this photo I saw on facebook going around.
THAT is NOT a representation of Christ but the Antichrist and demons and in the end - death.
Oh beloved of the living Christ Jesus, the most high... I know God protects His own no matter what... but still I pray that He will open your eyes for the things that are behind the mere capture of the eyes and ears; that you may know the truth. Just draw closer to Christ, who is the life and the spirit of love and peace, you will see how easy it will become to distinguish from good and evil.
True Christian's art work's messages are what is in Christ – life, love, peace, hope, joy and all that is in them. There is so much encouragement. That's the spirit of the true living Christ.
Yes, Christ is alive! Let's celebrate His resurrection!
With this song "Like A Lion" by David Crowder Band :D