How have some of the world’s greatest painters explored and expressed their Christian faith through their art?
Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford and Jennifer Sliwka, art historian and curator, King's College, London discuss paintings that illuminate important aspects of Christian faith and teaching.
Lord (Richard) Harries of Pentregarth is the author of 30 books and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His works include a number on Christian art, such as his new book, 'Seeing God in Art: the Christian Faith in Thirty Images', as well as, 'The Image of Christ in Modern Art' (2013). He was Bishop of Oxford from 1987-2006 and was made a life peer on his retirement.
Dr Jennifer Sliwka is an art historian and curator specialising in the sacred art of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods. She was Curator at the National Gallery from 2007-17, curating 'Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500' (2011), 'Visions of Paradise: Botticini’s Palmieri Altarpiece '(2015-16) and 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White' (2017-18). 'The Woman at the Window' opens at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2022. At King's College, London she convenes and teaches the MA ‘Christianity & the Arts’.
Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE