This three-part series with acclaimed art historian Tim Marlow, explores the Easter story as depicted in art through the centuries. Part One: Betrayal - Marlow begins by looking at depictions of The Last Supper, including Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, a 6th century mosaic, and a modern interpretation by Chris Ofili. He then turns to interpretations of Jesus' betrayal and trial by artists, including Bosch and Tintoretto. Finally, Marlow examines portrayals of Jesus' final judgment in works by Honore Daumier and Mark Wallinger. Part Two: Crucifixion - Marlow's exploration begins in Varallo, northern Italy, where the Stations of the Cross were carved into a series of sculptures and frescoes by a 15th century Franciscan friar. Marlow then looks at Tintoretto's enormous depiction of the crucifixion in Venice and Gruinewald's harrowing image above the Issenheim altar. We also take a modern journey to the Philippines with Sebastian Harsley, who for the sake of his art, experienced a form of crucifixion for himself. Part Three: Resurrection - Marlow takes a look at works by Giotto, Michelangelo, and Sam Taylor-Wood depicting the mourning over Jesus' body. He then compares interpretations of the Resurrection and Ascension in several contrasting treatments, including works by Grunewald, Rembrandt, and Stanley Spencer. Each program was filmed on location throughout Europe. 73 minutes
Media ID: 62065
Length: 73 Min.
Publisher: Vison Video
Level: SH-A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult