On this Easter Sunday, see how this religious event has been portrayed in art across the centuries.
“The Resurrection,” c. 1465, by Rodrigo de Osona the Elder
“The Assumption of the Virgin, with the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Adoration of the Magi, the Ascension of Christ, Saint Mark and an Angel, and Saint Luke and an Ox,” c. 1510–20, by Joachim Patinir
“The Ascension,” c. 1778, by Carl Ernst Christoph Hess
“The Resurrection,” c. 1808, by Benjamin West
I hope everyone has a lovely easter! Or just a nice sunday! A nice day!
night view of Aoyama - 青山 (by turntable00000)
…There’s no turning back now.
They are not decorations - if you want decorations, buy toys or chocolates instead.
This is an old article, but I think it’s still relevant: x
Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Sword
- Pattern 1796
- Dated: circa 1810
The blade of this weapon, made by I Gill, is straight and fullered. It is also blued and engraved with fine decoration, including the 1801-16 Royal coat of arms, a trophy of arms, the cypher ‘G R’, and a mounted cavalryman with a sword and carbine. The pierced steel ‘ladder’ guard has a ribbed wooden grip covered in leather and bound with silver wire.
Eastern Orthodox Palm Sunday celebrations
Today is Palm Sunday, or Passion Sunday, when Western Christians celebrate Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem. The event is recounted in all four Gospels and marks the first day of Holy Week (Mt. 21:1-10; Mk. 11:1-11; Lk. 19: 28-40; Jn. 12: 12-19). As the first of the so-called Passion Scenes, The Entry Into Jerusalem appears frequently in Italian narratives where artists captured the jubilation of the crowd, who shouted “Hosanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Onlookers acclaim Jesus, who rides on a humble donkey in fulfillment of prophesy, and pave the way with their cloaks and palm branches. Artists typically show young boys climbing trees for a better view, a motif inherited from Byzantine art.
Giotto, Entry into Jerusalem, fresco, 1305, Scrovegni Chapel, Padua
Roman, Entry into Jerusalem, marble, late 4th cent., Adelphia Sarcophagus, detail, Museo Paolo Orsi, Siracusa, Sicily
Italian Mosaicist, Entry into Jerusalem, mosaic, 1140-70, sanctuary, south wall, Cappella Palatina, Palermo
Pietro Lorenzetti, Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, fresco, c. 1320, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi
Lorenzo Ghiberti, Entry into Jerusalem, gilded bronze, 1403-24, Baptistry, Florence
Melozzo da Forli, Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, fresco, 1477-82, Basilica of Santa Casa, Loreto