A warrior for truth – Joanna Gentilli

27 January, 2020

In this painting I want to stay close to the beauty and simplicity of the message of the Prophet Micah. In essence, he tells us how we should treat one another, foreshadowing the words of Christ “love thy neighbour as thyself”. Micah also says “I am filled with strength” and therefore I have depicted him as a powerful warrior for truth, standing before a shield of iron. As in the Byzantine icon tradition, the shield forms a halo behind his head, gold represents the radiance of heaven, letters are symbols and the holy cross underpins the message.