Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: crucifix

Phillip Medhurst presents 344/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Death of Jesus John 19:30. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. Opaque watercolour over graphite on paper. 24.3 x 18.4 cms. Brooklyn Museum New York.

Phillip Medhurst presents 344/392 the James Tissot Jesus c 1896 The Death of Jesus John 19:30. By (James) Jacques-Joseph Tissot, French, 1836-1902. After a painting now in the Brooklyn Museum, New York; photogravure from “La Vie de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ … . avec des notes et des dessins explicatifs par J. James Tissot” 1896-97.

The Rood

 

A tree is butchered into beams,

Torn flesh emblematised,

As Jesse’s rod is re-conceived –

Delivered cruciform.

 

Adorned with jewels, hung with gold,

The ark becomes a rood.

A flotsam of humanity

Drowns in a sea of blood.