Artist Jeff Hein on Monumental Religious Painting

The artist Jeff Hein joins us to discuss how we use monumental religious painting in LDS culture. Much like Carl Bloch's series of paintings for the Fredriksborg Castle in Denmark, Hein is beginning a twenty year venture to create large scale depictions of the life of Christ. We discuss that process the challenges both technically and philosophically of such a task. 

  Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda , by Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish, 1834-1890). Oil on Canvas. 111 x 126 in. BYU Museum of Art. 

Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda, by Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish, 1834-1890). Oil on Canvas. 111 x 126 in. BYU Museum of Art. 

  Triumphal Entry  (2016) by Jeff Hein. Oil on Linen. 54 x 72 in. LDS Church Collection. 

Triumphal Entry (2016) by Jeff Hein. Oil on Linen. 54 x 72 in. LDS Church Collection.