These painters are explicitly aiming to paint an eternal tragedy. They are painting what we would call the Fallen Condition. They are expressing what it means to be a ruined Image Bearer.
I should have warned her, really. A friend of mine has just published her first book, and she is understandably quite excited. A parcel of copies arrived from her publisher, and she’s checked that it’s there on Amazon too. She’s nervous, but excited. But then she said, “Actually, I’m a bit disappointed too, because I