In this time of isolation all over the world, the Chapel Art Center has joined with the office of College Communications and Marketing to present ArtSurround. Art is available in many places while we are confined, and this selection will introduce you to masterpieces from great institutions in the United States and in other countries.
This specially curated online selection of 20 well-known works is focused on the Easter story. Central to our Catholic identity, the Easter event offers great reassurance, comfort, and hope. Each work is imbued with a unique style and symbolism, with its own kind of presence. Yet collectively they all contain the pathos, intimacy, and delicate attentiveness to the body of Christ in the Easter drama.
We hope you can take time to experience joy in a sustained contemplation of these masterpieces, and be renewed by their beauty. Keep an eye out for the next ArtSurround which will feature Selections from the Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection. In the meantime, wishing you health and hours of peaceful enjoyment!
Where to Find
1. Artista Lombardo, Testa di Cristo, 1500-1510, charcoal on paper.
Courtesy of the Pinocoteca di Brera.
2. Rebrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Head of Christ, 1648-1656, oil on oak panel.
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
3. Tintoretto, Jacopo Robusti, The Washing of the Feet, 1548-1549, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of the Museo Nacional del Prado.
4. Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper, 1495-1498, wall painting.
Courtesy of the Milan Museum.
- 5. Salvador Dali, The Sacrament of the Last Supper, 1955, oil on canvas.
6. Giovanni Bellini, Christ Carrying the Cross, 1505-1510, oil and tempera on poplar panel.
Courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
7. Eustache Le Sueur, Christ Carrying the Cross, 1651, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of the Louvre Museum.
8. Francisco de Zurbaran, Agnus Dei, 1635-1640, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of the Milan Museum.
- 9. Master of Saint Veronica, The Crucifixion, 1400-1410, tempera on panel.
10. Stefan Lochner, Crucifixion, 1445, panel.
Courtesy of the Alte Pinakothek.
11. Giovanni Bellini, Lament over the dead Christ, 1473-1476, oil on wood.
Courtesy of the Vatican Museum.
12. Giovanni Bellini, Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 1485-1495, oil on wood panel.
Courtesy of The Uffizi.
- 13. Ludovico Carracci, The Lamentation, 1582, oil on canvas.
- 14. Scipione Pulzone (Il Gaetano), The Lamentation, 1593, oil on canvas.
15. Fra Angelico, Christ and Mary Magdalene in the Garden, 1440-1441, fresco.
Courtesy of the Convent of San Marco.
16. Bassano, The Supper at Emmaus, 1560-1570, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust.
- 17. Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez), The Supper at Emmaus, 1622-1623, oil on canvas.
18. Guercino, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, 1621, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of The National Gallery, London.
19. Titian, The Risen Christ, 1511, oil on canvas.
Courtesy of a private collection in Europe.
- 20. Parmigianino, The Resurrection of Christ, 1528-1529, etching and engraving on laid paper.