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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 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 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

Pausing on Good Friday

Good Friday marks the day that Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus.  It is a sombre day of fasting, reflection and repentance.  Throughout this week (Holy Week) I have been reflecting on the Passion of Christ with a Palm Sunday sermon entitled ‘Where’s the “triumph” in the triumphant entry?, a short Holy Wednesday homily entitled … Continue reading