Naked Boy II

The events of Mark chapters 10-16 take place in just over one week, in and around the city of Jerusalem. The rectangle on the right side of the city is the Temple Mount, the largest structure on earth at that time, the size of twenty-five football fields, and holding 250,000 people!

All of the main characters wear distinct clothes so you can pick them out in each  scene. Jesus is in light blue with a white sash. The religious leaders wear grey but the various groups have different head-dresses so you can distinguish Pharisees from Sadducees and so on.

In this final week of his earthly life Jesus reveals himself as the new and living temple, the presence of God in human form. He sacrificed his life for us so we might live forever.

Why are the paintings of Mark’s Gospel titled Naked Boy I and II? Mark 14:51-52 reads, “A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus (to the Garden of Gethsemane). When they (the soldiers) seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.” Scholars believe this man could have been Mark himself and that the Last Supper could have been held in his family home. He puts himself in the story, showing himself to be an eyewitness.

This painting is available as a fabric banner in the original 5’ x 7’ size or any smaller dimension to fit your needs, perfect for a Sunday School class or Bible Study group. The image is also available as a framed giclée print on canvas at 1/4 size (2 1/2’ x 3 1/2’). Contact Debby for prices and ordering information.