Zacchaeus.
 Stevns, Niels Larsen, 1864-1941

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Title:Zacchaeus
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Niels Larsen Stevns, artist of the "Zacchaeus" painting, began a renewal movement for religious art in Denmark. His Biblical works focus on the promise of spiritual life, offering that which the practical world cannot offer. The raising of Lazarus, the Prodigal Son, and Mary Magdelene were several of his subjects. Stevns also illustrated the biography of Hans Christian Andersen.

"In determining to give half his possessions (justly and unjustly acquired) to the poor, Zacchaeus "is not fulfilling a rule, and Jesus has given no command." Instead Zacchaeus's gift is a spontaneous act of repentance, love, and gratitude. "It is a thankoffering expressive of a changed heart." (Ireland, 192)

Date:1913
Artist:Stevns, Niels Larsen, 1864-1941
Building:Randers kunstmuseum
Object/Function:Painting
City/Town:Randers
Country:Denmark

Scripture:Luke 19:1-10
Person as Subject:Zacchaeus (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CProp26
General Subject:Tree

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Attribution:Stevns, Niels Larsen, 1864-1941. Zacchaeus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54227 [retrieved September 19, 2021]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Niels_Larsen_Stevns-_Zak%C3%A6us.jpg.
Record Number:54227 Last Updated: 2021-07-13 10:23:09 Record Created: 2009-02-11 13:46:04
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Stewardship and the kingdom of God
Author:Ireland, Dennis J.
Publisher:Brill
Date:1992