PAINTERS Shielo Duterte and Pierre Famador have rendered the images of the four Evangelists of the Gospel for the famed Dibuho Kisame of the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul in Bantayan.
But commissioned again to paint the Fab Four for an art installation at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Cebu town of Minglanilla, they take a long pause to identify which of the two unfinished paintings bear the images of St. Matthew and St. Mark.
Saints tend to look the same.
They recognize St. John and St. Luke because they are applying the finishing touches on their paintings. Also, St. John has an eagle on his shoulder and St. Luke has a winged ox.
These four paintings will be converted into huge mosaic panels to be installed on the walls of the altar of the Shrine.
Fr. Joselito Danao, head of the team of pastors of the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, says the Four Evangelists heavily mention Mother Mary in their Gospels, which is why they decided to have them as subjects of the art mosaic.