The Dragon & The Lamb
Painting by Annelies Clarke
In September 2022 St Andrew’s church held an exhibition about the book of Revelation.
It featured around 20 paintings including a triptych (a painting with doors) called About Time of 2.44m x 1.60m (when opened) illustrating John’s visions.
The intention of the triptych, the centrepiece of the exhibition, was to offer a visual presentation of a book that many people find difficult to read. However, the process of keeping the illustrations faithful to the text meant that the painting also needed some further interpretation. So I made three 20-minute videos approaching the book from different angles, using the painting as a visual aid.
Initial responses to the videos, which are available on YouTube, were very favourable, and many people reported that the combination of picture, video and voice-over helped them to understand what the book of Revelation is about.
The first video The Dragon and the Lamb follows the dragon which snakes through the book and then finds the Lamb.
The second video Good Heavens! provides a glimpse of how God shows himself in the book of Revelation.
The third video The Churches in the Picture approaches the book through the love story between Jesus and his bride, the church.
“The Dragon and The Lamb”
The first in a series of illustrated video talks
by Annelies Clarke, based on her painting About Time, an overview of the Apocalypse.
The second in a series of illustrated video talks by Annelies Clarke, based on her painting About Time, an overview of the Apocalypse.
“The Churches in the picture”
The third in a series of illustrated video talks by Annelies Clarke, based on her painting About Time, an overview of the Apocalypse.