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The Easter Story The Passion of Christ @ The National Gallery London

Written by Aksel Ritenis

The Easter Story

The Passion of Christ @ The National Gallery London

*This publicity article has been shared from the resources of Connoisseur Magazine UK



Noli me Tangere, about 1514

© The National Gallery, London


The story of the events leading up to and following the Crucifixion is known as Christ’s ‘Passion’.

To celebrate Easter discover the story of the Passion, told through paintings in the National Gallery Collection. Follow the links below to view the paintings online or visit to the Gallery to see them:

Master of the Aachen Altarpiece

The Crucifixion

about 1490-5

© The National Gallery, London

The Easter Story

Easter and Holy Week 2020

Gaudenzio Ferrari

Christ Rising from the Tomb


© National Gallery, London

Short tour: Life of Christ

This self-guided short tour takes you on a journey from the birth of Christ to his death and resurrection.
These five key paintings, including works by Raphael and Caravaggio, illustrate key moments in the life of Christ.

Francesco Francia


Probably about 1511-17

© National Gallery, London


Christian paintings are at the heart of the National Gallery’s collection. Religious themes were virtually the only focus for medieval European painters. The Church continued to act as a major artistic patron long afterwards.

Christianity is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth (Christ), as told by the New Testament. Followers believe that he was the son of God, a man who lived, died and was resurrected 2,000 years ago in order to save humankind from sin. Paintings of his life were, and for many Christians still are, a crucial part of religious devotion.

Follow the links below to trace the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

You can also visit the Gallery and take our Life of Christ audio tour to discover more about Christ’s life story through our collection.


About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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