Monday, May 03, 2010

Jesus: The Face in Art

Here are some of the exhibits in the Turin exhibition which accompanies the exposition of The Shroud of Turin. It is referred to in the post below

Luca Della Robbia (Florence, 1399/1400-1482)
Madonna of the Apple, 1440-1445
Glazed terracotta, 74 x 48 cm
Florence, Istituti Museali della Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale
Fiorentino, Museo Nazionale del Bargello

Follower of Fra Angelico from Umbria
Christ crowned with thorns, ca 1450
Ink and tempera on parchment mounted on wood, 46,4 x 34,6 cm
Assisi, Sacro Convento di San Francesco

Giovanni Battista Crespi called il Cerano (Romagnano Sesia, Novara
1573- Milan 1632)
Christ on the Cross with Saint James, Saint Francis and Saint Philip, ca
Oil on canvas, 360 x 180 cm
Seveso, Seminario Arcivescovile

Jean (de) Boulogne, known as “Giambologna” (Douai, 1529 –
Florence 1608)
Crucifix, ca 1573
Bronze casting and traces of silver plating, 20 x 20 cm
Cento, Grimaldi Fava Collection

Andrea Mantegna (Isola di Carturo, 1431 - Mantua, 1506)
Christ the Redeemer, 1493
Tempera on canvas, 55 x 43 cm
Correggio, Fondazione “Il Correggio”
In his hand he holds a book with the writing Ego sum: nolite timere. Vertically on the left side a sentence in Latin exhorts: “Repent before the image of my face”.