The three hearts on the hill represent the day Jesus and two criminals were crucified. The white heart represents Jesus with red stripes across it (the sins of the world placed upon Him) The red heart on the left represents the criminal who mocked Jesus with the rest of the crowd and did not repent of his sin, and therefore died and went to hell. The heart on the right of Jesus is still red, but has a white heart inside. This represents the other criminal that asked Jesus for forgiveness, and was granted eternity in heaven. (Luke 23) The black background is especially symbolic in this painting as it represents the colour of the sky during Jesus’ crucifixion as the bible states “At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock” (Matthews 27:45).