Here’s a sample of the art of Keng Sen Chong, visual artist and pastor of Hope Evangelical Free Church (Chinese). You can find more of his art at the Overseas Ministries Study Centre (OMSC).
Annunication to Mary by Sawai Chinnawong, Thailand
Of all the religious figures I have seen Jesus pictured alongside, one of the rarest is Confucius. This picture is of Jesus and Confucius commiserating over the Boxer Rebellion.
Well here is an curious mix of traditions. I am not sure who the artist is but I believe the work is entitled “St Michael the archangel as a samurai.” Now, I would have thought if you were going to invoke samurai motifs a more asian looking dragon would not have gone astray. Except thatContinue reading “St Michael the archangel as a samurai”
“Thai Nativity” by Sawai Chinnawong, 2004 As I will be taking part in a mission trip to Thailand later this year, don’t be surprised if I focus on Thai Christian art from time to time in the months ahead.
This mosaic of Mary and Jesus originates from a church in Thailand. Unfortunately, as I found it on Flickr with no further information, that’s as much as I can tell you.
I have not been able to find who painted this Asian Christian image of David and Saul, but it relates to the conflict between them in 1 Samuel 18.
This painting of the nativity in the Japanese sumi-e style is by Karine, a young engineer in BioInformatics living in the south of France. It is entitled, “Il est ne le divin enfant” or “He was born the holy child” after a French Christmas song.