Leading up to the Cross
20 Devotionals to lead us through the Lent Season
- Enrique Simonet – Then He Wept
- Anthony Van Dyke – The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem
- Peter Paul Rubens – Feast of Simon the Pharisee
- El Greco – Christ driving the Traders from the Temple
- Jacopo Tintoretto – Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples
- El Greco – The Last Supper
- Giovanni Bellini – Agony in the Garden
- Giotto – Kiss of Judas
- Fra Angelico – The Mocking of Christ
- Caravaggio – The Denial of Saint Peter
- Titian – Christ Carrying the Cross
- James Tissot – Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus
- Peter Paul Rubens – Raising of the Cross
Crucifixion Through Resurrection
Enrique Simonet – Then He Wept
An Introduction to Lent and the Visual Devotional
Mostly celebrated by Liturgical denominations like Roman Catholicism, Episcopalians, Anglicans, and Methodists, Lent is a season of preparation leading up to Easter. Lent begins 46 days prior to Easter on Ash Wednesday. There are many different practices that believers participate in and we want to invite you to incorporate a look at art through history that celebrates the events in Jesus journey that lead up to the cross and resurrection. Starting on Ash Wednesday and continuing through holy week we will release three devotionals per week. So every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday there will be a new piece of art to speak to us in a fresh way the timeless truths of Easter season.
A piece of art is like a Sermon in visual form. Artists were intent on communicating visually the elements at play in any scene they paint. Profound insights and familiarity with the Bible, various artists give us a surprisingly fresh source of inspiration in this modern age.
We hope you are encouraged, inspired, filled with a new appreciation for the story of Jesus.