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Palm Sunday: A Study in Art


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Artist's through the ages take different views of the famous scene of Jesus entering Jerusalem.

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Palm Sunday: A Study in Art

  1. 1. PALM SUNDAY A Study in Art
  2. 2. PALM SUNDAY The story is simple. Just 11 verses in the 11 chapter of Mark. Jesus fulfills scripture by borrowing a colt and riding towards Jerusalem. He draws a crowd, energized by news of the miraculous resurrection of Lazarus. They spread plam braches and their own clothing along the road to welcome Jesus. They cry, “Hosanna!” “Lord, save me.”
  3. 3. Mural painted in a church in Bethphage, where Jesus began his journey into Jerusalem.
  4. 4. There is a separation between the disciples, Jesus and the welcoming crowd..
  5. 5. For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. Ordinary people viewing extraordinary events. Some are even distracted. That’s Jesus in the background.
  6. 6. He who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. The colt is a symbol of peace. Warriors ride on more powerful animals. Artist: Pietro Lorenzetti (1320)
  7. 7. Focus on the crowd. Women and children peeking from behind. Boys hanging from trees. Artist: Bigorski
  8. 8. Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world. Jesus passes through the city gates. He leaves behind the host of heaven. See the angels in the sky! Artist: Frederic W Farrar (1891)
  9. 9. Artist Fred Stratton changes our point of view. Look at the lower part of the painting. Who are we that many in the crowd are looking up at us?
  10. 10. Artist James Tissot strove for accuracy in his biblical depictions.
  11. 11. Artist William Adolphe Bouguere gives us a look into the heart of a single spectator.
  12. 12. Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller proves that families have been hanging their palms for a very long time.