The Ascension

The Ascension

Oil and Tempera, the Mische Technique, 2008

This painting shows Christ returning to the Father, after accomplishing his task on Earth. Below, his mother and the disciples look up in longing. For the Joyful mysteries I took the theme of a tree; and for the Glorious the theme is stars. Christ is here shown with a crown of stars, symbolising his victory over death and his ascension beyond the starry spheres.