Christ of the Cornfield, by Thomas Francis Dicksee, is perhaps one of the greatest pieces of art ever painted that represents the Lord Jesus Christ. This painting not only stands as a monument to Jesus Christ, but also Thomas Dicksee. Dicksee’s masterful hand brings to light the Savior’s countenance, physical being, and authority. This painting was originally painted in 1883 and restored at CAL STUDIOS in 2015. Christ of the Cornfield is a true masterpiece that will stand the test of time and already has done so for over 130 years.
The message of the painting comes from Mark 2:27 when Christ said unto the Pharisees: “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” Christ taught the importance of understanding the true meaning of the Sabbath Day when he went with his disciples and picked ears of corn. He showed that the Sabbath day is not to be construed with the endless technicalities which were ascribed to Jewish law, but rather it is lawful to do well. Let this painting serve as reminder of the sacred holy Sabbath Day and that it is a day not only for rest but, for one to do well.