The Easter Story in Art
During the Christian era, there have been two periods in particular when Christ’s Passion has been one of the most frequently depicted topics in fine art – first during the late Middle Ages, and later during the Baroque period. The Gallery’s collections reflect this tendency. Works of indisputable artistic value include pieces by Albrecht Dürer (The Small Passion), Hans Schäufelein (Mirror of the Passion of Christ), and Augustin Vogel – all dating from the first half of the 16th century. This exhibition sets out to show how artists have conceived their representations of the Easter story – not only in terms of depicting the events themselves, but also in the broader context, particularly focusing on the modern and contemporary art scene as represented by figures such as Daniel Balabán, Josef Bolf, Ivan Pinkava and Michal Kalhous. These artists’ works create an array of symbols, interpretation points and free associations which can stimulate viewers to perceive Christ’s Passion in fresh and unusual ways.
Lecture by Gabriela Pelikánová about exhibition took place on Thursday 3 May at 4:30 p.m..
Curator: Gabriela Pelikánová
Text: Gabriela Pelikánová
Translation: Christopher Hopkinson
Graphic design: Katarína Jamrišková
Promotion: Jana Malášek Šrubařová, Magdaléna Staňková
Educational programmes: Hedvika Dalecká, Jana Sedláková