Artists use many mediums to create their masterpieces, and some become very famous for their works. Italian Michelangelo was a gifted master of many art forms. As a painter, his exquisite murals on the Sistine Chaple ceiling stand iconic.
Auguste Rodin, created the famous bronze sculpture The Thinker, based on the theme of The Divine Comedy of Dante. An early cast of this statue sold in 2013 for a record $15.3 million dollars.
Frank Lloyd Wright, the acclaimed architect, has local ties. Historic Fallingwater, the summer getaway he designed for Pittsburgh’s Edgar J. Kaufmann family, is located in Bear Run, Pennsylvania. My family toured it several times. How Wright naturally adapted the structure into the surroundings of western Pennsylvania is stunning.
All three of these masters-of-their-field men, created extraordinary works of art from very basic earthy supplies. Pigments, oils, copper and wood. Now imagine these talented men trying to create the same extraordinary masterpieces with no supplies – nothing. No pigments, or oils, no copper or wood. With absolutely nothing to work their creative genius with. How would they accomplish such a task?
The truth is they could not paint a painting, sculpt a sculpture or build a building without proper supplies to accomplish these tasks. Void of supplies is where the talent of human artists ends, and the magnitude of God begins.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1.
God the Artist, created the heavens and the earth out of – nothing. It is not for us to break this down to human terms and wholly understand it, for it is by faith that we believe he created all things.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3
In six days, God created the world and all that in in it. Human understanding of six days may be different than six days for our Lord, but time clocks are not the issue here. By faith we believe The Artist created light, sky, oceans, dry land, vegetation, the sun, the moon, stars, fish, birds, animals and man. And my favorite artist did it all, with nothing more than His command. Let us remember to lift Him Up.