Canisius College, New South Wales

A rush of motion illustrates Jesus’ ascension in Australian artist Eric Smith’s 1959 painting “Christ Is Risen,” which hangs in the halls of Canisius College, in New South Wales, Australia. The shadow of a man with raised arms and a radiant halo is discernible beneath the bold upward strokes of paint.

Jesus’ ascension to his father’s right hand is recounted in the long ending of Mark but not the short.