Friday, April 18, 2014

Crucifixion of Jesus in Art

It's Good Friday. Or Sad Friday, as Katie calls it. This morning I've been looking at art depicting the crucifixion of Jesus. Here are some of my favorites:

 "Crucified Christ" by Fra Angelico,1434

"Crucifixion" by Antonello da Messina,1475

"Crucifixion" by Sandro Botticelli, 1497

"Crucifixion" by Michelangelo, 1540

 "Christ on the Cross with Two Maries and St. John" El Greco,1588

"Crucifixion" by Jusepe de Ribera,1620

"Christ Crucified" by Diego Velázquez, 1632

"Crucifixion" by Bartolome Esteban Murillo,1682

"Compassion" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1897

"Crucifixion" by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1904

There are quite a few other works of art in this genre that I like, but I can't upload the images due to copyright. Like this one by Marc Chagall. Do you have a favorite work of art depicting the crucifixion of Jesus? Please share it in the comments section below.