Y GROES / THE ART OF THE CROSS
The art insired by Christianity's greatest story
S4C (1 x 60 minutes and 8 x 50 minutes)

The Crucifixion has been the primary theme of Western art for 1500 years, attracting more superb paintings – and artists - than any other subject.

Art of the Cross looks at how Christ’s Passion has been portrayed from the earliest times to the present day, from the images used by the early Christians in the Roman catacombs to the glorious interpretations of Renaissance artists such as Gitto and Fra Angelico to the modern, bold concerns of artists such as Munch, Chagall and Dali.

Filmed at major art centres throughout Europe, and in the Middle East, Art of the Cross shows how the greatest artists in the world have dealt with Christianity’s greatest story. Stunningly shot in Hi-Definition, it illuminates not only the humanity of Christ’s Passion, but the paintings and artists involved

 
 
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