Not By Bread Michael Dudash - Detail



This image, a close up of Jesus, is a detail from the painting.The inspiration for this painting came from the 4th verse of the 4th chapter of Matthew: Jesus answered, It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' I wanted to show the temptation of Christ in a different way. Rather than a flat desert, I chose a lonely spot on a mountain for the first temptation by Satan. It would have been a long, arduous climb to this spot, and Christ would have been hungry and thirsty. His aloneness is paramount on the left side of the painting and the glory that is God is represented off to the right. - Michael Dudash