Viera Hloníková (1920- )
Block print with hand coloring
15 x 13
This colorful depiction of the Transfiguration resembles a stained glass window with its broad dark
outlined forms. Hloznikova portrays Jesus robed in white and suspended in air with two figures at his
sides—Moses and Elijah. Three of his disciples fill the bottom of the picture, one is praying, another
has his head bowed and a third looks up, gazing in amazement at the transfigured Christ.
Matthew 17: 1-6
1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high
mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his
clothes became as white as the light. 3Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking
with Jesus. 4Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—
one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." 5While he was still speaking, a bright cloud
enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well
pleased. Listen to him! 6When the disciples heard this they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.