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Resurrection of Christ in Art

Updated on November 22, 2015
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Photo 1- Victory over the grave by Bernard Plockhorst.  Photo 2 - The Risen Christ appears on the Lake of Galilee.  From the account in the Gospels, where he appeared to several different sets of people after rising again.  They ate on the beach too.Photo 3 - From the Resurrection Chapel at the National Cathedral.  I thought this was great, with the Roman soldiers sleeping.  I love mosaics,and this one is amazing.Photo 4Photo 5
Photo 1- Victory over the grave by Bernard Plockhorst.
Photo 1- Victory over the grave by Bernard Plockhorst. | Source
Photo 2 - The Risen Christ appears on the Lake of Galilee.  From the account in the Gospels, where he appeared to several different sets of people after rising again.  They ate on the beach too.
Photo 2 - The Risen Christ appears on the Lake of Galilee. From the account in the Gospels, where he appeared to several different sets of people after rising again. They ate on the beach too. | Source
Photo 3 - From the Resurrection Chapel at the National Cathedral.  I thought this was great, with the Roman soldiers sleeping.  I love mosaics,and this one is amazing.
Photo 3 - From the Resurrection Chapel at the National Cathedral. I thought this was great, with the Roman soldiers sleeping. I love mosaics,and this one is amazing. | Source
Photo 4
Photo 4 | Source
Photo 5
Photo 5 | Source
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Photo 6 - So interesting, I could look at this one for a while.  Artist Meister des Schöppinger Altars.Photo 7 - Greek Resurrection of Christ. Byzantine, "Anastatis."  Photo 8 - Coptic Icon of the Resurrection of Jesus, this looks to be very old.Photo 9 - Even though the women saw the empty tomb first, a couple of the disciples needed to go see for themselves!Photo 10
Photo 6 - So interesting, I could look at this one for a while.  Artist Meister des Schöppinger Altars.
Photo 6 - So interesting, I could look at this one for a while. Artist Meister des Schöppinger Altars. | Source
Photo 7 - Greek Resurrection of Christ. Byzantine, "Anastatis."
Photo 7 - Greek Resurrection of Christ. Byzantine, "Anastatis." | Source
Photo 8 - Coptic Icon of the Resurrection of Jesus, this looks to be very old.
Photo 8 - Coptic Icon of the Resurrection of Jesus, this looks to be very old. | Source
Photo 9 - Even though the women saw the empty tomb first, a couple of the disciples needed to go see for themselves!
Photo 9 - Even though the women saw the empty tomb first, a couple of the disciples needed to go see for themselves! | Source
Photo 10
Photo 10 | Source
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Photo 11 Photo 12 - From the account where Jesus appears to the two men on the road to Emmaus.  Photo 13 - A wonderful image, this one is from Russia.Photo 14 - By artist Johann Heinrich Tischbein der Ältere - A German Painter.  I like the use of light and shadow on this one.Photo 15 - I think this is a good one to end on, I love it with the rainbow colors and light.  Its beautiful.
Photo 11
Photo 11 | Source
Photo 12 - From the account where Jesus appears to the two men on the road to Emmaus.
Photo 12 - From the account where Jesus appears to the two men on the road to Emmaus. | Source
Photo 13 - A wonderful image, this one is from Russia.
Photo 13 - A wonderful image, this one is from Russia. | Source
Photo 14 - By artist Johann Heinrich Tischbein der Ältere - A German Painter.  I like the use of light and shadow on this one.
Photo 14 - By artist Johann Heinrich Tischbein der Ältere - A German Painter. I like the use of light and shadow on this one. | Source
Photo 15 - I think this is a good one to end on, I love it with the rainbow colors and light.  Its beautiful.
Photo 15 - I think this is a good one to end on, I love it with the rainbow colors and light. Its beautiful. | Source

A Gallery of Art Images of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Gallery of Art Images Surrounding the Account of the Resurrection

First of all, thank you very much for visiting this gallery of artistic images of the resurrection. I had no idea there were so many artists over history that did their own translations of art from an amazing story. Don't get me wrong, I knew there were many, but I guess I had never really researched how many there are. This is but a very small sampling from a variety of other artists.

You will see many facets to this story told toward the end of each gospel in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Matthew, Mark and John were eyewitnesses and Luke was a physician and close confidante of one of the others that walked with Jesus and observed his life. They were written in the first half of the first century.

No matter what one believes, there is simply no denying the transforming power of such a man in history that Jesus had on people. He drew such hatred and such devotion, and never did anyone any wrong. His philosophy on life was one to mimic, as it would lead to at the very least a peaceful and content life. Communities and societies world over would be much more peaceful and loving if they put his actual teachings into effect.

Perhaps these things, or totally different things inspired the artists to create such amazing works of art. Perhaps learning from Jesus that one can have a personal relationship with his Father like he had, and the love that comes from that, inspired them? Perhaps it is the hope it gives to life? Perhaps it is because of the deeper meaning that so many sense is in life, beyond the ordinary day to day things. We can't know for sure, but we can observe and hopefully enjoy what these amazing artists left behind.

Easter

Easter is a great time to look over these kinds of images created so long ago. Just looking through the gallery of images can be encouraging, fill one with hope. I like to look at the expressions, the different styles and colors used. It would be so great to know what was in the mind of artists that did these amazing works of art.

Looking at These Images

When looking at these, please note that you can click on any of the images to see them larger. The small little boxy looking "thumbnails" can be clicked on to see that image larger, then often can be clicked again to see it even larger still. That tip is for those that want to see more details, like me.

I will number these images, and if there are any that particularly like or that stand out to you, I would love to know it. As of now, I have no real favorite, though the one at the very end seemed like a great one to end on. It has a totally different feel from the rest, and is full of color and light and it is one of my favorites in its own way.

Note that these pieces of art cover a wide range of events that the gospels record toward the end of each of their books. You will see images of two of the disciples running to the tomb after they hear the news, as well as Jesus walking along with the men on their way to Emmaus. He strikes up a conversation with them, letting them know what has happened in his own unique way.

I liked that if you looked closely at the art, and know the stories, you will sometimes see finer details inserted by the artists. It is one of my favorite things about art, and these are no exception.

Thank you again for stopping by, and if it is around the Easter season that you are visiting this article, I wish you a very happy Easter!

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Steph! I am so glad you liked it, and Happy Easter to you also! Paula

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Beautiful art! Love the collection of Christ's Resurrection. Happy Easter - best, Steph

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Phoenix, thanks so much for commenting and visiting. I appreciate it!

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      PhoenixV 

      6 years ago from USA

      I like how you can click on the thumbnails and view the images that's so cool. Great hub Oceans!

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Gusser, If you noticed, I presented the images as artwork, like a gallery of art even from over the last several centuries. I do not present them as fact. You are probably right about the darker hair than light, but as I look through, most are dark brown.

      Have a great week, and thanks for sharing your opinions on the art here.

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      Gusser 

      6 years ago

      Jesus would have had short black hair. These "images" are artwork, not fact.

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