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Gethsemane by Jorge Cocco

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For behold, he surely must die that salvation may come; yea, it behooveth him and becometh expedient that he dieth, to bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, that thereby men may be brought into the presence of the Lord. - Helaman 14:15

The light seems to break the gray-blue of the evening and melts with the clothing and figure of the Lord, who looks like an abstract triangle. In this composition I have selected almost exclusively the use of intersecting diagonal lines. This dynamism supports a moment of extreme tension and forces that collide as spades crossing in battle. At this moment the salvation of humankind was being defined. As Isaiah of old said But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.

About the Artist:

JORGE COCCO SANTANGELO is a prolific artist born in Argentina. He also lived in Europe and Mexico for many years and now resides in the US. His award-winning paintings and sculptures have been exhibited and acquired around the world by museums, churches, governments and important private collectors. Cocco calls his new style of painting "sacrocubism" because of the sacred subject matter he paints and because he uses some elements of the art movement known as "cubism". Cocco's style appeals to the spiritual intellect by synthesizing objects to simple, geometric shapes allowing the observers to center their attention on the essential and most holy. Rather than painting with a photographic or journalistic mind, this abstraction allows Cocco to better express emotions, feelings, and the transcendence of the events depicted.


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