I am the Way the Truth and the Life

 I am the Way the Truth and the Life

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1979

Painted reredos depicting the Risen Christ with Nativity and Pietà.

technique: painting
size: 180 cm (width) [approx]
artist: V. P. Jones

Church of St Mary, Newport, Pembrokeshire
east end of the south aisle

Bought from the local artist V. P. Jones in 1979.

Centre: Christ in Majesty seated over the world, with (left) a Nativity scene, unusually with a smiling Joseph, his arm lovingly around the shoulders of the Virgin Mary; and (right) a pietà, Mary cradling the body of her dead son. Note the presence in the composition of the three crosses of Calvary, and a skull; and also of the lily inclining towards the Nativity scene, and the thorns inclining towards the pietà. An interesting and arresting composition, best viewed from the seating in the transept.



 

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I am the Way the Truth and the LifeThe Risen Christ in a Mandorla Seated on the World: I am the Way the Truth and the LifeThe Nativity: I am the Way the Truth and the LifePieta: I am the Way the Truth and the Life

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