Become a member and save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! Join today If you are already a member, log in to access your member price. Images of Christ: Variations and Themes Art-full Friday, Live from Tuscany Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Friday, March 29, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET Code: 1D0043 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets Login $25 Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 Non-Member Add to cart *Log in to add this program to your wishlist Reserving your tickets... Resize text Depiction of Jesus on the ceiling of the Florence Baptistery di San Giovanni (detail) Jesus Christ is an instantly recognizable figure, perhaps the most frequently depicted in all Western art. He is typically presented with long hair and a beard, dressed in flowing robes with long sleeves and a mantle. His image is so ubiquitous that it can even be spotted on pancakes or slices of toast. Yet much of what we understand about Jesus' appearance is a result of artistic tradition. Since scripture does not provide a description of what Christ looked like, painters and mosaic-makers would often resort to the artistic canons of their time to create a visual image of the Nazarene. This fascinating process provides valuable insights into the diverse iconographic styles of early Christianity, as different places and people contributed to the evolving depictions of Jesus. Renaissance art historian Elaine Ruffolo delves into some of the most impactful portrayals of Christ, uncovering how the social, political, and religious contexts directly shaped the iconic image we recognize today. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Additional Art-full Friday Programs April 5: Ravenna: The Twilight of the Roman Empire May 3: The Footsteps of Piero della Francesca General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.