Monday, August 18, 2008

Faith in the Frame

Matthias Grünewald (b. 1470/80, Würzburg, d. 1528, Halle)
The Crucifixion (and detail)
c. 1515
Oil on wood, 269 x 307 cm
Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France

A new TV programme called Faith In The Frame is coming up in the United Kingdom on religious art (in its broadest sense).

Consisting of ten episodes, each episode will concentrate on one painting.

Each episode features three panellists alongside Melvyn Bragg during the 10 week series and includes:

Antony Sutch - Franciscan monk and broadcaster;
Richard Harries - former Anglican bishop of Oxford;
Jackie Wullschlager - art critic for the Financial Times;
Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury;
Joanna Woodall - expert on Northern Renaissance art at The Courtauld Institute;
Martin Kemp - Professor of Art History at Oxford University; and
Eamon Duffy - Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University; amongst others
The ten works of art are:-

The Garden of Earthly Delights – Hieronymous Bosch: .

The Resurrection, Cookham – Stanley Spencer:

The White Crucifixion – Marc Chagall:

The Crucifixion in The Isenheim Altarpiece – Matthias Grunewald:

The Arezzo Frescoes, Legend of the True Cross – Piero Della Francesca:

The Massacre of the Innocents – Pieter Bruegel:

The Mystic Nativity – Sandro Botticelli:

Lux Eterna - Anna Marie Pacheco:

The Upper Room – Chris Ofili:

The Wenhaston Doom Paintings – Anon: