Easter - Christ appears to Mary.
 JESUS MAFA

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Title:Easter - Christ appears to Mary
Notes:JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings was selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.

Dramatically picturesque, this painting of John’s resurrection narrative captures the moment when Mary recognizes Jesus outside the tomb where he was meant to be lying. She has fallen to her knees in joy and worship as she reaches out to touch him. Jesus holds his arm to himself as he commands her not to hold onto him for he “has not yet ascended to the father.” Mary’s happiness is infectious and stirs in the viewer a similar delight in believing that death does not have the final word.

Date:1973
Artist:JESUS MAFA
Country:Cameroon

Scripture:John 20:1-18
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Mary Magdalene (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ARess
BDiv
BRess
General Subject:Jesus appears to Mary
Culture: African
Culture: Black
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Cameroon

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Attribution:JESUS MAFA. Easter - Christ appears to Mary, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48389 [retrieved July 2, 2022]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).
Record Number:48389 Last Updated: 2022-04-18 19:31:46 Record Created: 2006-12-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition