Saturday, 21 November 2009

How does Jesus look at him?

Guernico (1591-1666) The Woman taken in Adultery

The man whose face is turned away from us wants to throw stones at this lady until he has killed her. Jesus is stopping him from doing this. Yet Guernico has not shown him as a strong, powerful person who dominates the fellow by the force of his personality. He simply looks at the man, and reasons with him quietly.

The original is at Dulwich Picture Gallery