Beuronese Murals - The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at CanaWedding at Cana

Garlands of roses, lilies, and daisies hanging between the pillars of "The Wedding Feast at Cana" panel connect this mural with the preceding panel's garlands. As in the preceding panel, Jesus sits before a pillar. He shares the spot just off center with the wedding couple and his mother. The bright haloes of Mary and Joseph add weight to their side of the panel, offsetting the imbalance of the composition.

The central figures of Jesus and the wedding couple are balanced on one side by Mary, whispering to Jesus that the wine has given out, and on the opposite side a servant whispering the same to the steward.

Jesus raises his hands in blessing, transforming the water poured by the other servant (portrayed as an African-American). This fresco unites all of the narrative elements of the story in once composition.

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