4. Miracles

The fourth film in a series about Christianity’s central figure: Jesus Christ.

It focuses on Jesus as miracle-worker, discussing Albert van Ouwater’s The Raising of Lazarus (c.1465–70) in the Gemäldegalerie.

Presented by VCS Director Professor Ben Quash and Deputy Director Dr Jennifer Sliwka.

Artworks: Albert van Ouwater, The Raising of Lazarus, c. 1465–70, Oak, 124.1 x 92.7 cm, Kat. Nr. 532A.

Part of the Series Unlocking Christian Art. Produced in partnership with the National Museums in Berlin, these short films tell the story of Jesus with the help of the treasures of the Bode-Museum and the Gemäldegalerie, both sculpture and painting. These films are designed to equip users to understand, read, and enjoy some of Europe’s greatest works of Christian art, as well as the texts that inspired them, and to encourage fresh interpretation and insight in today’s audiences.

Related Exhibitions

Jesus the Sing’anga by Thomas Mpira
The Healing of the Blind Man and the Raising of Lazarus, from Ermita de San Baudelio de Berlanga, Caltojar by Master of Santa María de Taüll
Jesus the Apothecary, from the Chants Royaux Sur La Conception Couronne du Puy de Rouen by Unknown French artist

John 9
The Healing of the Blind Man

The Raising of Lazarus (from the Maestà) by Duccio
The Raising of Lazarus by Sebastiano del Piombo incorporating designs by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1981)
The Micault Triptych by Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen and Carl Bloch

John 11:1–44
‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’

Healing of the Possessed Man of Gerasa, from Magdeburg Ivory panels by Unknown artist [Milanese?]
Healing of the Possessed Man of Gerasa by Paul Bril
The Exorcist by Luc Tuymans

Matthew 8:28–34; Mark 5:1–20; Luke 8:26–39
The Gerasene Demoniac

More Gemäldegalerie Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ

1. Jesus Christ: An Introduction (8:36)
2. The Adoration (4:24)
3. The Baptism (4:35)
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus (4:32)
6. The Dead Christ (5:18)
7. The Resurrection (6:03)
8. Andachtsbilder (5:52)
9. The Last Judgement (6:24)