Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

Albrecht Durer Lamentation for Christ


There are so many striking images of the Passion of Christ that it is very difficult to choose. Last year I selected the Tenebrae from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. This year, I invite you to gaze at the Lamentation for Christ, by that master of the German Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer. Also, […]

Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berrry Death of Christ Tenebrae

Good Friday

To illustrate this post, I chose once again one of the images of the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. An extraordinary illustration of the following passages from the Gospels recounting the tenebrae that marked the afternoon of the death of Christ: “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land […]

Happy Easter!

In a prior post on Saint Rita, I chose a detail of this image of the Virgin and Child (Rita is second from the left, in her nun’s white wimple and veil.) This work was painted by Pier Paolo Agabiti around 1500, only fifty years after Rita’s death, and is still kept in her beloved […]