A Museum Exhibition- On Religion

By: Adorea Smith, Diamond Williams, Bailey Wright, and Jessica Smith

Triptych: The Crucifixion Flanked by the Kneeling Donor and His Wife, Joos van Cleve, First half of the 16th century, From the collection of: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
This oil painting was done during the 16th century in the Netherlands. This painting is related to our gallery of religion because it is showing the crucifixion of Jesus. On each of the side panels a donor is kneeling before Christ. St. Mary Magdalene is standing by the cross. Right above the cross the clouds are open and it looks as if God were talking or looking down on the scene. -Bailey Wright
The Garden of Gethsemane, Giorgio Vasari, c. 1570 (?), From the collection of: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
This is an oil on panel done in 1570 in Italy. This is a painting drawn from the books Matthew and Luke of the New Testament. The three men are Christ’s disciples, Peter, Jacob, and John. Jesus is praying to God and an angel is giving him strength. -Bailey Wright
Madonna and Christ Child with Saints, Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli aka Giampietrino, end of the 1530s - end of the 1530s, From the collection of: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
This is an oil painting done in the 1530's in Milan. This painting shows the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. To the right of them stands St. John the Baptist and St. Mary Magdalene. On the left side stands St. George and St. Martha. -Bailey Wright
The Crucifixion. Triptych, Pranas Domšaitis, 1937, From the collection of: Lewben Art Foundation
This Oil on Canvas from Pranas Domšaitis, is a sequence painting that shows three different steps in the life of Jesus Christ. The far left one being when Mary rode on a Donkey to Bethlehem to have Jesus. The far right one is at the birth of Christ when people came to give Jesus gifts at his birth. The image in the middle is Jesus on the Crucifix, dying for all of mankind's sin. -Jessica Smith
The Crucified Christ (Corpus), Gian Lorenzo Bernini, c. 1650, From the collection of: Art Gallery of Ontario
This sculpture was conducted in 1650 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This is Jesus Christ on the cross. The full title of this piece is The Crucified body of Christ, corpus in Latin means body. This sculpture speaks for itself, most knowing the story of Jesus coming into the world to save everyone from all sins. This detailed sculpture puts emphasis on Christ's figure, the muscles shown at full extension from the pain he is encountering. However, great sacrifice and love is what makes this sculpture great. -Jessica SMith
The archangel Michael, Poulakis Theodoros, 1650/1699, From the collection of: Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
The archangel of Michael, also known as St. Michael, is a painting icon from Chania, which was done between the years 1650-1699. St. Michael is known for protecting people from the evil that wanders throughout the world. this icon focuses on St. Michael and his power to defeat the serpent, also known as the devil. The painting uses powerful colors that resemble fire, which shows power and strength. The devil is in the form of a black snake, which represents evil. -Jessica Smith
Detail of the exterior painting, Fotografie Raluca Munteanu, 2012, From the collection of: Fundatia Pro Patrimonio
This Painting by Fotografie Raluca Munteanu was done in 2012, medium unknown, in Ursi Village, Valcea County. This religious painting appears to be Jesus with a halo around his head. The painting appears to be an older piece remade into the painting that it is today. -Diamond Williams
Last supper, Fra Stefano da Carpi (Giuseppe Barnaba Solieri), 1762 circa, From the collection of: Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia
This Oil on Canvas was done in 1762, by Fra Stefano da Capri in Italy. His painting reflects the last supper between Jesus and the 12 disciples. It is different than most last supper paintings due to the different angles, lines and position of the men. This is the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples before he was crucified. - Diamond Williams
Saint Joseph's Dream (El Sueño de San José), Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, c. 1772, From the collection of: Museo de Zaragoza
This Painting of the Dream of St. Joseph was painted around 1772 by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes in Spain. The painting is of the archangel Gabriel visiting Joseph in his sleep. Although Joseph believes that he is dreaming the angel is next to him touching his shoulder. - Diamond Williams
Christ Cleansing the Temple, Bernardino Mei, about 1655, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
This Oil on Canvas is by Benardio Mei around the year 1655. The art works depicts the raft of Jesus. He enters the Temple of Jerusalem with a whip infuriated by the fact that the Temple, which is supposed to be sacred, has been turned into a marketplace. The red Jesus is wearing makes him stand out in the picture and red has is also a color used to represent anger and fury. -Adorea Smith
This oil on gliding on wood is by Bartolome Bernejo around the year 1475. This artwork shows Christ emerging from the grave and his ascension into Heaven. There are soldiers surrounding the tomb that appear to be terrified by the resurrection of Christ. The Marys are shown in the back ground. An angel is also present. -Adorea Smith
The Heart of Jesus, Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, 1759, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Arte
This oil on copper is by Juan Patricio Morelete Ruiz and was created in the year 1759. This piece of artwork depicts the sacred heart of Virgin Mary and Jesus. The heart that is supposed to represent the body of Christ and the blood of Christ is floating in midair. The heart is surrounded by a crown of thorns like the crown that was placed on the head of Christ during the crucifixion. Saints surround the heart. Virgin Mary is also seated below the heart and appears to be grieving the death of her son Jesus. -Adorea Smith
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