Here are two classic oil paintings for your sims homes, shops, or churches. They wer originally created by the Italian Boroque painter, Caravaggio in the late 1500s and early 1600s. I have seen them a number of times and have admired them, and just recently ran into them again through my art class. I hope that you will find them as striking and personal as I have. I also hope they make as powerful an impact on you as they have on me.
The Thomas painting was cloned from the maxis "Two Dogs and an Olive" painting. The Isaac picture is a recolor of the Thomas painting. You need Nightlife for these to work. They cost $2,000 which is $900 less than the "Two Dogs and an Olive".
"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas"
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." ~John 20:27
I like this painting not really for the painting itself but for the story. It is one thing to read the story in John chapter 20, but it makes if far more real for me to see it. It kind of reflects how I believe (whether that be good or bad), I know it, I believe it, but it's never quite real until I see it. I think anyone who has ever had doubts can relate to the story of Thomas.
"Sacrifice of Isaac"
"Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son." ~ Genesis 22:12
Again, I like this painting for the story and how powerful the image is. It makes the story more real to see a visual representation. Believing is hard, and trusting may just be harder still. It also reminds me of how God provides.