EASTER ART | RELIGIOUS & SECULAR
We have had some fun today with our ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ themed around depictions of eggs in art. (Find the answers to our Egg Hunt at the bottom of the page).
But of course, depictions of religious significance such as the Easter Story are absolutely central to the development of western art.
EASTER IN ART | FILM | Director: PHIL GRABSKY
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.
The greatest story ever painted.
Directed by Phil GrabskyRunning time: 85 minutes
Did you do our online Arty Easter Egg Hunt over on Instagram? Discover the answers by clicking on each image below. (All images remain the property and copyright of their respective owners. Reproduced with thanks).