The Spiritual Themes in the Art of James C. Christensen


Arise and Shine Forth

For this painting, Christensen was inspired by the following statement by Young Women General President Elaine S. Dalton: "Now is the time for young women everywhere to 'arise and shine forth, that they light may be a standard for the nations." He explains, "I designed the painting not as an intimate personal moment, but as a triumphant gathering of noble spirits, carrying the banners and standards of battle."

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