Public Opening Reception: The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ
Join us for a public opening reception for The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepelo. The reception is hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico
During the Renaissance, biblical episodes from the life of Christ were the artistic mainstay for a majority of artists. This exhibition focuses on the three major stages of Christ’s life: his incarnation, in the form of the Nativity; his Crucifixion; and finally the Resurrection. Through fifty three drawings and prints from the British Museum, we explore the way that artists differently envisioned these key moments of Christ’s life and how they prepared their paintings and frescoes on these themes.
Beginning in the Renaissance and ending in the 18th century these skilled works chart the continuity and differences in the narrative approach, while also providing a broad overview of the functions, techniques and major artistic trends of the period.
Image Credit: Castiglione, The Crucifixion, 1631-1670, oil paint on paper. ©The Trustees of the British Museum