Baptism of Christ by Arnold Friberg


Graphite on Paper

9 x 15 in.

This is among the first baptism scenes of Christ portrayed by an LDS artist. A common subject in Christian art, Latter-day Saints have a unique interpretation of Christ’s baptism that emphasizes the separate and distinct natures of the Godhead. Here, Friberg, always keen to emphasize the human figure, shows a mortal Christ emerging from the River Jordan.