Healing of the ten lepers.

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Title:Healing of the ten lepers
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.

This beautiful rendering of the healing of the ten lepers sets the tone as one of joyous celebration. Jesus has just restored the health of ten people and only one has returned in thanksgiving, but this fact from the story does not impact the painting negatively. The one has knelt before Jesus to offer his gratitude while the other nine rejoice in the background. The piece is dynamic as we see arms thrown in the air in elation while onlookers are also rejoicing at this miracle. The smiling faces in this painting are contagious as the viewer can join in applause and praise of God for such wonderful works.


Scripture:Luke 17:11-19
Lectionary links:CTDay
General Subject:Leprosy
Culture: African
Culture: Black
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Cameroon

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Attribution:JESUS MAFA. Healing of the ten lepers, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48295 [retrieved July 21, 2024]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).
Record Number:48295 Last Updated: 2022-04-18 19:28:07 Record Created: 2006-12-15 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition