Artist Casey Childs on Frans Schwartz

This week, we talk with the renowned artist Casey Childs to discuss one of his favorite religious works of art, Agony in the Garden by Frans Schwartz. Virtually unknown until the work came to BYU with the Sacred Gifts Exhibition, this work has become a favorite of artists and enthusiasts alike. Casey discusses Schwartz use of color and light and the ultimate effect of the emotion of the painting. 

  Agony in the Garden  (1898) by Franz Schwartz. Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Norresundby Kirke, Denmark. 

Agony in the Garden (1898) by Franz Schwartz. Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Norresundby Kirke, Denmark. 

  Agony in the Garden  at the BYU Museum of Art. 

Agony in the Garden at the BYU Museum of Art. 

  Take These Broken Wings  by Casey Childs. Oil on Canvas. 48 x 24 in. Collection of the artist. 

Take These Broken Wings by Casey Childs. Oil on Canvas. 48 x 24 in. Collection of the artist. 

  Greater Love Hath No Man  by Casey Childs .  Oil on Canvas. 60 × 96 in. Courtesy of the Church History Museum. 

Greater Love Hath No Man by Casey Childs. Oil on Canvas. 60 × 96 in. Courtesy of the Church History Museum.