9. The Last Judgement

The ninth film in the series about Christianity’s central figure: Jesus Christ.

It focuses on Jesus’s judgement of human beings at the end of time, discussing Fra Angelico’s Last Judgement (c.1435–40) in the Gemäldegalerie.

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

Artworks: Fra Angelico, The Last Judgement, c.1435–40.

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

A Vision of the Last Judgement by William Blake
Last Judgement by Gislebertus
The Last Judgement by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Revelation 20:11–15
The Last Judgement

More Gemäldegalerie Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ

1. Jesus Christ: An Introduction (8:36)
2. The Adoration (4:24)
3. The Baptism (4:35)
4. Miracles (4:41)
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus (4:32)
6. The Dead Christ (5:18)
7. The Resurrection (6:03)
8. Andachtsbilder (5:52)