Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:24-29
I was looking for that picture for my blog! I’m glad I didn’t find it because then we’d have the same one. I chose the picture of Mary and Jesus outside the tomb, instead. I love that picture you have! What’s the title and who painted it?
This is The Incredulity of St. Thomas by Rembrandt… I’m a real big fan of Mr. RvR… you can find this and others here:
Isn’t it Rembrandt that usually depicts all of his subjects in Renaissance period clothing even if he is painting one of the ancients? A little different in this case…
cool picture and even cooler event!
Not always, but quite often… actually, many of the Renaissance artists did that. Was Rembrandt late Renaissance or early modern? Hmmmmm. No, there’s something to discuss.