Directed by Phil Grabsky
Running time: 85 minutes
The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.
Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.
Image credits: Peter Paul Rubens, Raising of the Cross, 1610
Cover photo: Ugolino d Siena, The Last Supper, c. 1325–30, The Met
[embed width="500" height="380"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3R-tUoiaHQ[/embed]
Thank you to our media sponsor:
About Exhibition on Screen:
Working with all the world’s major international museums and galleries, Exhibition on Screen creates films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and art critics. Since launching in 2011, Exhibition on Screen has released 22 films which have been shown in over 60 countries worldwide.
Exhibition on Screen is produced and distributed in the UK by award-winning film-maker Phil Grabsky and his production company Seventh Art Productions. They have also created the Great Composers cinema series and the highly acclaimed ITV series Great Art.