Stoning of Stephen
24 x 18, Acrylic on Canvas, James Bennett, 2019

Stoning of Stephen
  • Stephen is shown kneeling and looking up toward the heavenly light away from his assailant.
  • His hands are shown raised in praise and wonder.
  • The colors on the left side of the painting (Stephen's side) are bright and warm.
  • The assailant has a large stone raised and ready to hurl down on Stephen.
  • The colors on the right side of the painting (the assailant's side) are dark and lacking in warmth.
  • The figures are rendered in simple lines.

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