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The Audacity of Christian Art film series

How do you paint a figure who is fully human and fully divine?

Presented by Dr Chloë Reddaway, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Curator in Art and Religion at the National Gallery, this series of seven short films looks at paintings from the National Gallery’s Renaissance collection and explores some surprising and ingenious artistic responses to the challenge of painting Christ. 

8 videos

Trailer: The audacity of Christian art

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0:56

The audacity of Christian art: the problem with Christ

2
6:21

Christ is not like a snail: Signs and symbols

3
6:15

Putting God in His place: Here, everywhere, and nowhere

4
6:40

Time and eternity: Yesterday, today, and always

5
6:40

This world and the next: Christ on earth; Christ in heaven

6
7:22

So near and yet so far: Visions and thresholds

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7:40

Unspeakable images: When words fail

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7:40