Agony in the Garden - Andrea Mantegna
Sleepers - George Tooker
While looking for an image to use for tonight's remembrance of the Agony in the Garden, I came upon something interesting.
I always knew American artist George Tooker was very much inspired by Renaissance painter, Andrea Mantegna, but I never connected one of his early works, Sleepers, with that of Mantegna's, Agony in the Garden. Though it may seem an insignificant footnote to his body of work, it suggests to me Tooker was attracted early on to the Catholic Church... long before his conversion which occurred after his partner died. The seed may lay dormant in a soul, hidden, until the grace of God causes it to sprout and grow. "The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed ..." - Luke 17:20
Mantegna's undulating landscape
may be more obvious in this detail.