Sun, Dec 12|
Images of Christ: Variations and Themes
(London 7pm, New York 2pm, Chicago 1pm, Los Angeles 12pm)
Time & Location
Dec 12, 2021, 8:00 PM GMT+1
About the Event
Everyone knows what Jesus looks like. He is the most painted figure in all of Western art, recognised everywhere as having long hair and a beard, and dressed in a long robe with long sleeves and a mantle. Jesus is so familiar that he can be recognised on pancakes or pieces of toast. Actually, the depiction of him in art took several centuries to reach a conventional standardized form for his physical appearance. Discover how the social, political and religious conditions had a direct impact on the image of the Christ.