Jim Janknegt’s rich fool

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The brief


We asked Jim Janknegt from Austin, Texas to paint an interpretation of Jesus' parable, The Rich Fool. You can see his finished icon here. You can also delve into the creative process along with Jim and follow his progress with the video diary below. There are also close-ups and details from the work.

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 The Rich Fool by Jim Janknegt


Before you look at the video diary read through the parable yourself to familiarise yourself with its detail.

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 Rich Fool parable

During one of Jesus’ public teaching sessions he was asked by a man in the crowd to sort out an argument about dividing inheritance. The Rich Fool was his answer. Read the incident for yourself.

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 Jim’s video diary

Follow Jim’s creative process through these five video diaries. Jim shares his studio with a small menagerie some of whom are quite raucous.

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 Details and close-ups

Stills, details and close ups of the work, images of Jim’s studio.

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About this module

Rejesus is developing a tradition of commissioning artists to produce work about Jesus. We started with photographer Lizzie Everard and then poet Jude Simpson. Now comes painter Jim Janknegt.

We’ve had our eye on Jim’s wonderful icons from gospel stories for some time and we were delighted when he agreed to our brief to paint his interpretation of The Rich Fool.

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Module contents

arrow The brief

arrow The parable of the Rich Fool

arrow Video diary part one

arrow Video diary part two

arrow Video diary part three

arrow Video diary part four

arrow Video diary part five

arrow Details and close-ups

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