7. The Resurrection

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

It focuses on the Resurrection of Christ, discussing Giovanni Bellini’s Resurrection (1475–79) in the Gemäldegalerie.

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

Artworks: Giovanni Bellini, The Resurrection, 1475–79, Oil on canvas, transferred from panel, Kat. Nr. 1177A.

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

Christ Displaying His Wounds by Lo Spadarino [Giovanni Antonio Galli]
Doubting Thomas, Installation view, The National Gallery, Saints Alive by Michael Landy
The Incredulity of St. Thomas by Bernardo Strozzi

John 20:24–31
Doubting Thomas

The Ark of the Covenant
Mary Magdalene by Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
Rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

John 20:1–16
Mary Magdalene at the Tomb

Noli Me Tangere by Titian
Noli Me Tangere/Soldiers at the Tomb by David Jones
Noli Me Tangere; Christ meets Mary Magdalen in the Garden, Cell 1 by Fra Angelico

John 20:11–18
Noli Me Tangere

More Gemäldegalerie Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ

The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. Introduction"
1. Jesus Christ: An Introduction (8:36)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. The Adoration of the Magi"
2. The Adoration (4:24)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. The Baptism"
3. The Baptism (5:24)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. Miracles"
4. Miracles (4:41)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. The Crucifixion"
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus (4:32)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. The Dead Christ"
6. The Dead Christ (5:18)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. Andachtsbilder"
8. Andachtsbilder (5:52)
The VCS logo followed by the text "Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ. The Last Judgement"
9. The Last Judgement (6:24)