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EASTER IN ART – EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

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The greatest story ever painted.


A stunning film on one of the most significant events in history – the death and resurrection of Jesus. Displaying some of the greatest artworks ever produced, shot on location in galleries around the world. Highlighting artists such as Caravaggio, Leonardo, Raphael, El Greco, and Dalí.


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.


“Anyone who has any interest in art… anyone who has any interest in visual culture… has to

be interested in the Christian story.” – Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Phil Grabsky