by Juan de Flandes

Juan de Flandes (WAHN de FLANDS) was born in the Netherlands sometime around 1465. He lived in Spain during the years when he was an artist.

In 1498 Queen Isabella of Spain hired him as the official artist for the court.

This painting was done in oil, and was painted in 1500 on wood. It now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

In this story, Jesus and his mother, Mary, are attending a wedding feast. The host ran out of wine and Jesus asked that water jars be brought in and filled with water. When they began to pour from the jars, the water had been turned into wine; the finest wine they had served at the feast.

This was the first of many miracles that Jesus performed while he was on earth.

The bride and the groom are facing us in the picture, and Jesus and his mother are both robed in black.

The story of the Marriage Feast at Cana can be found at John 2:1-11