The Baptism of Jesus


Artist
Otto Dix (German, 1891 – 1969)
Date
1960
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet : 11 1/2 x 9 in. (29.21 x 22.86 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.58.3

Label
Matthew 3:1-17. In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”…Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins….Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”

Object Type
Print
Academic Themes
New Testament Stories