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The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part VII – Conclusion

This is the last part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part VI – Grünewald’s masterpiece

This is the fifth part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first, second, third, fourth and fifth parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part V – The intimate ‘Man of Sorrows’

This is the fifth part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first, second, third, and fourth parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part IV – The conflated ‘Man of Sorrows’

This is the fourth part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first, second, and third parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural developments … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part III – Social & cultural developments in the Western Church

This is the third part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first and second parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural developments in … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part II – Theological & ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church

This is the second part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first part to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural developments in the Western … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part I – Introduction

The original title for this essay was ‘The Development and Justification of Violent and Extreme Depictions of Suffering in European Crucifixion Scenes of the Late Middle Ages’, but we’ll call it ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’ for the sake of brevity. In order to be more palatable as blog posts, this essay is … Continue reading