Visualising The Resurrection

Can you think of a painting which says ‘Easter’ to you?

Not necessarily a representation of the Resurrection in art, but a painting which conveys Easter for you.

We’ve been discussing this on our church facebook group. 

We’ve had a few suggestions including a coptic icon, and a painting, from the Russian Orthodox Church at Dachau of Christ coming out from the concentration Christ leading others.

Sandra nominated this (Matisse, Polynesia, The Sea (1946))

matisse sea 2

Sandra writes: I was asked to post an image which expressed Easter for me. I wanted something which conveyed life and hope – that we can learn to be joyful again after experiencing bereavement, pain or sorrow. Matisse created this exuberant paper cut out after he was confined to a wheelchair and could no longer paint at an easel.


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