A classic painting by world renowned artist Frans Schwartz that depicts an angel comforting Jesus Christ as experiences his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The Gospel of Luke describes the Savior’s dark hours in Gethsemane: “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him” (Luke 22:43). Here the angel stands above the kneeling Christ, enveloping Him in a warm embrace. With wings extended, the angel seems to banish the darkness, if only for a moment. Schwartz captures the tenderness of the scene with loose and painterly brushstrokes quite different from the academic style of Bloch and Hofmann.