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Light Descending - Joseph Smith's First Vision

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Light Descending - Joseph Smith's First Vision

LDS Art Light Descending, First Vision Joseph Smith Mormon Latter-day Saint
LDS Art Light Descending, First Vision Joseph Smith Mormon Latter-day Saint
LDS Art Light Descending, First Vision Joseph Smith Mormon Latter-day Saint
LDS Art Light Descending, First Vision Joseph Smith Mormon Latter-day Saint
LDS Art Light Descending, First Vision Joseph Smith Mormon Latter-day Saint
LDS Art Light Descending, First Vision Joseph Smith Mormon Latter-day Saint
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Light Descending - Joseph Smith's First Vision

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Light Descending - by Matthew Kennedy - This is beautiful dramatic painting captures the scene of the sacred moment of descending light as told by the young Prophet Joseph Smith in his description of the First Vision. The light filters through the trees while Joseph is looking straight above. Joseph Smith described it - I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. This work of art captures the light just as Joseph had described it - exactly over his head.  This makes a meaningful work of art for any Latter-day Saint home. This piece is printed on high quality Museum Grade Giclee Canvas.

FRAMING IS EASY - This art is offered unframed.  Most of our art is made for standard sized frames so you won't need to get an expensive custom frame. Simply take this artwork to any Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or your local frame shop.  They always have great sales on frames and a lot of great choices.

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SOME BACKGROUND REGARDING THIS WORK OF ART

In the mid-1800s, Boston mayor and nationally known writer and publicist Josiah Quincy wrote: "At some future time the question may be asked, What great American has done more to mold the minds and destiny of his countrymen than any other man upon this continent? Absurd as it may seem to some, it is not improbable that the answer to this question will be, Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet!"

Confused about religion during a time of revival in the state of New York where he lived in 1820, 14-year-old Joseph read a passage in the New Testament and went to the woods to pray. This event is referred to by Latter-day Saints as the First Vision. Joseph records that God and Jesus Christ appeared to him. "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head," he wrote, "above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me." Within that light, he saw two personages — one of whom spoke Joseph's name, pointed to the other, and said, "This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" Church members refer to this experience as the "First Vision." It forever changed Joseph Smith and has become a central tenet of Latter-day Saint belief. It began the work of restoring the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. This work of art is a depiction of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.


OUR COMMITMENT TO BE IN HARMONY WITH THE REVEALED NAME OF THE CHURCH:

On August 16th, 2018 President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

“The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will. “

The Church has since released guidelines stating the use of Mormon or LDS as a substitute for the name of the the church should be avoided, but such use in proper names such as - The Book of Mormon or when used as an adjective in historical expressions such as - The Mormon Trail - Mormon Battalion, should be considered as the correct use.

The Nauvoo Gallery has been working to put our website and our gallery store in Nauvoo, Illinois in harmony with this important revelation. It’s been customary for websites like ours to use terms like LDS Art, LDS Temple Art, LDS pictures or Mormon Art when describing our products for Google and other search engines. Our intention has been to help people find what has been termed as LDS products & LDS Gifts. It took many many months to build and add products to this website using those relevant and popular search terms - please bear with us as it may take a few months still to find each instance where we can better be in harmony with President Nelson’s message. Thank you for your patience and your kindness during this process