Resurrection of Christ in Art
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 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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