On this Easter Sunday, see how this religious event has been portrayed in art across the centuries.
“The Resurrection,” c. 1465, by Rodrigo de Osona the Elder
“The Assumption of the Virgin, with the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Adoration of the Magi, the Ascension of Christ, Saint Mark and an Angel, and Saint Luke and an Ox,” c. 1510–20, by Joachim Patinir
“The Ascension,” c. 1778, by Carl Ernst Christoph Hess
“The Resurrection,” c. 1808, by Benjamin West
Happy birthday to Joan Miró, born on this day in 1893. The Spanish artist once said, “Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension.” We love the exuberant colors in this still life from 1920, which shows both the influence of Cubism on his early work and elements such as the horse which reflect his Catalan background.
“Horse, Pipe, and Red Flower,”1920, by Joan Miró (© Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York/ADAGP, Paris)
Join us on Wednesday Night for a screening of “Planet B-Boy” (2008), a film that explores how South Korea became the epicenter of breakdancing. The screening is followed by a discussion and a live breakdancing performance. Find out more and get tickets here.
Image: Film still from “Planet B-Boy”
Final week! This month it graced the cover of Artforum, and this week will be your last chance to see it: “Michael Snow: Photo-Centric,” a survey of the Canadian artist’s photography-based work.
Artforum April 2014 cover
“In Medias Res,” 1998, by Michael Snow (Centre National des Arts Plastiques—Ministry of Culture and Communication, France)
Happy birthday to American painter Max Weber (1881–1961). Born in Russia, raised in Brooklyn, Weber headed to Paris in 1905 and immersed himself in the city’s avant-garde, absorbing the work of Rousseau, Matisse, and Picasso. When he returned to the US in 1909, he became a major figure in introducing Cubism to a skeptical (at first) American public. This canvas from 1911 speaks to the revolutionary impact Cézanne had on Weber and his generation of artists.
“Group of Figures,” 1911, by Max Weber
Forget Throwback Thursday—today is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. One of the most represented biblical events in art history, the Last Supper is the scene in which Jesus predicts his betrayal and Peter’s denial, and is also the scriptural source for the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.
See other versions of the Last Supper in our collection.
“The Last Supper,“1578, by Cornelis Cort (after Livio Agresti)
Celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare next Wednesday, and get a sneak preview of our Summer of Shakespeare! Decorate your neck by making a ruff. Check out a sword-fight performance by Revolution Shakespeare. Oh, yes—there will be cake!
“Night Battle” (plate from William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV”), 1785, by Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki
A very happy birthday to John Chamberlain, born on this day in 1927. Chamberlain was a remarkable sculptor who combined the worlds of painting and poetry in his sculptures made of discarded sheet metal. In this piece, he sandblasted the metal to achieve the bright colors, and then fitted the large, twisted sheets together.
“Glossalia Adagio,” 1984, by John Chamberlain (© John Chamberlain/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)