John The Baptist is probably one of the most mystical figures of the Bible. He is said to be the precursor or forerunner of Jesus and some branches of the christianism regard him as the reincarnation of the Old Testament`s Prophet, Elijah. It has been written that he was one of the purest and honest of men, and lived preaching and making the baptism ceremony in the Jordan River. .
This is an old painting I made during june-july in a more spiritual phase of my life, where I depicted the saint in a sort of religious extasis in the Jordan, travelling through the cosmos. In the left top corner you can see him preaching to a small crowd at the same time.There are also lilies the bottom right corner- a symbol of purity. The latin which is not very clear in the photo says "Vox Clamantis in Deserto".Tools: Oils in MDF 34 x 49cm
A very kind man lend me this beautiful frame for an exbition at my art school
and an art gallery of a public hospital. The photo is quite poor, but
the frame fit the artwork very nice and helped convey the sacred quality I wanted to show.