Baptism of Christ painting | Olga Bakhtina

Baptism of Christ [ 2022, oil on canvas, 90cm x 90cm, $1,800 ]

This painting depicts the figure of Christ being baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. Within the history of Art, paintings of the Baptism were very important and notable as they depicted the beginning of Jesus’s ministry and confirmation of his identity as the Son of God.

The colour palette I’ve chosen for this painting symbolises the two natures of Jesus, his hypostatic union, being both fully God and fully man. The ultramarine blue is for his divine self and the earthy colours are for his human self.

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