Sermon on the Mount

painting by the Danish artist Henrik OlrikThe St. Matthew’s Church altarpiece is perhaps the most ambitious of all of the works painted by the Danish artist Henrik Olrik (1830-1890). The altarpiece depicts Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. This central section of the work shows Jesus Christ surrounded by his disciples and other Christians as he delivers his famous address.

To see this religious painting in it’s original form, you’ll have to visit Copenhagen. But, if you would simply like to see other paintings by this artist and learn a bit about his life, please visit our biography of Henrik Olrik.