St .john was Jesus’ favorite apostle, and the youngest of the twelve, and the only one without martyrdom. He was said to be a handsome young man, often wearing a green robe and a red burqa. And often there’s an eagle on the side. It is more common to hold a wine glass in one’s hand. It is said that St. John, once tested by pagan poison, made the sign of the cross on his goblet, and the poison emerged as a dragon.
St.John sculpture are marked more by quills, books and eagles, He is one of the authors of the Gospels. The eagle represents the sky. It can look straight into the hot sun and soar towards heaven. This symbol encourages Christians to fearlessly face eternity and finally reunite with God. But there’s also a statue of an old man with gray hair, and that’s probably from Patmos when the Book of Revelation was written.
His beauty is better represented in marble sculpture, the bronze sculptures are more elaborate, whether the feathers of an eagle or the eyes of a figure…. No matter what the material, we can do to reflect the soul of the character, show the sense of painting.