The Supper at Emmaus occurs immediately following the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He appears in person to 2 of his disciples, walking and talking with them, His identity unbeknownst to them – at first! This post presents artistic representations by Baroque artists: Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Velazquez.
Ukraine and its resilient people are in our hearts and prayers at this time. I think of their art. Tragically, Russian bombs are devastating their time-honored, magnificent architecture, especially their Ukrainian Orthodox churches. But two Ukrainian art forms cannot be destroyed by invading forces: their Pysanky (Easter eggs) and Kokum (“grandmother” scarves). This blog shares insights into these art forms and ways to provide solidarity with our Ukrainian brothers & sisters.
Maundy Thursday: “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci is one of most recognized art of all times. As Christians observe the last supper of Jesus with his disciples this week, this painting highlights the event and the individuals involved. My blog provides an Armchair Visit to its home base in Italy, close up photos, and insight into this masterpiece.
Holy Week! The week between Palm Sunday and Easter, was literally set in motion by Jesus Cleansing the Temple and Driving out the Money Changers, as seen in 4 dramatic paintings by El Greco. My blog highlights not only these 4 paintings, but also the most important week in the Life of Jesus Christ—and for us.
Jerusalem’s “Dome on the Rock” on Temple Mount, sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims, is iconic for the Old City. My last trip to Jerusalem also commemorates my most memorable birthday!
Masks: to protect us–to hide our true identity–to present an image? The artist’s message in this painting is an indictment of immorality of modern life in 1889. I would add that indictment is also for 2020. (James Ensor “Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1899”)
On this unusual Easter 2020 when gatherings are non-existent, let’s reflect in why we celebrate: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This alone sets Christianity apart from other religions and gives us hope. For me, this painting stands apart in portraying the power and might of the event and the glory of the risen Savior!
Cher’s Famous Art for Good Friday: the crucified Christ has been the topic of much art over the ages: the cross, descent from the cross, or as in Michelangelo’s Pieta, the tender scene of Mary, her beauty and sadness, cradling her Son after His crucifixion. My blog explores this art with rarely seen photos of this sculpture. https://charamana.com/2020/04/10/good-friday-pieta/