When I first saw the painting during an Easter ceremony in my church, I was startled. You can see John and Peter running to witness Jesus rising from His tomb on Easter morning. Look at the gestures, posture and facial expressions that masterfully express complex emotions of their hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. John is younger than Peter as he ran faster than Peter, who is older.
I know that the artist must have had more stories to be told through the painting, that’s why one can stare at a painting for hours. Because thousands of words can be described only with a single painting, that’s the true.
The painting was portrayed by a Swiss painter, Eugene Burnand (1850 – 1921). This nuanced artwork was his most famous piece. It is displayed in Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. I hope I can visit that place oneday. 🙂