Easter in Art

Documentary Rated: NR 86 min

The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is among the most significant historical events of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as interpreted 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 film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Israel, the United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists, including Caravaggio, Raphael, Leonardo, El Greco, Bosch, Rembrandt, Munch, Michelangelo, and Giotto, above, have portrayed the Easter story through the ages. Come see this glorious art on the big screen!

“This parade of masterpieces, from the Italian Quattrocento to German expressionism and beyond, speaks for itself as a colossal achievement of western civilization.” — Andrew Pulver, Guardian
“If you approach this film as a believer, you will likely find that it enriches your experience of the season.” — Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
directed by
Phil Grabsky
written by
Phil Grabsky, Philip Rance
Rupert Farley, Glen McCready, David Rintoul
United Kingdom