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The Resurrection of Christ in Art

Emily Updike Apr 13th 2018

The Resurrection of Christ in Art
This first image is an 1881 painting by Danish painter Carl Bloch. Christ emerges from the tomb. He is triumphant and victorious over the darkness of sin and death, symbolized by the darkness …

The Passion of Christ in Art

Emily Updike Apr 13th 2018

With Lent drawing to a close and Good Friday less than a week away, it is good for us to reflect on the Passion of Jesus. I have found it very helpful to try and see the major events of …

Saint Thomas the Apostle in Art

Emily Updike Apr 10th 2018

Saint Thomas the Apostle in Art
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Benjamin West (1790) This first image portrays that scene is the Gospel of Saint John so familiar to us. John 20:24-29 says, But Thomas (who was called Didymus), on …

Our Lady of Sorrows

Emily Updike Mar 29th 2018

Our Lady of Sorrows
Our Lady is known by many titles. One of these titles is "Our Lady of Sorrows." This title focuses on the great suffering Mary endured as she watched her Son undergo His Passion and death.Tr …

The Giotto Crucifix

Emily Updike Mar 27th 2018

The Giotto Crucifix
Giotto di Bondone was an Italian architect, painter, and sculptor from Florence in the fourteent century. He is widely considered to be the most important Italian painter of his time, honor …