Video Channel

The following VCS videos explore central themes of theology, art, and the Bible.

Introductory Videos

Trailer for the Visual Commentary on Scripture project. Featuring VCS Director Professor Ben Quash (52 sec)

Introduction to the Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS). Featuring VCS Director Professor Ben Quash (2 min, 57 sec)

Thematic Videos

This film celebrates the quincentenary of Raphael’s death and the unveiling of the V&A's beautifully refurbished home for some of his most celebrated works: the ‘cartoons’ of The Acts of the Apostles.

Presented by Dr Ana Debenedetti (Curator of Paintings, Victoria & Albert Museum), Professor Alec Ryrie (Professor of the History of Christianity, Durham University), and Professor Ben Quash (VCS Director and Professor of Christianity & the Arts, King’s College London). (29 mins 31 secs)

Film exploring Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus in the National Gallery, London. Featuring VCS Director Professor Ben Quash, VCS Deputy Director Dr Jennifer Sliwka, and VCS Research Associate Dr Michelle Fletcher (7 min, 54 sec)

Video Exhibitions

Video exhibition on Lot's Wife. Works of art by Unknown artist, Joachim Patinir, and Richard Peter Sr. Video commentary by Ben Quash (9 min, 18 sec)

Video exhibition on the Last Supper. Works of art by Ercole de' Roberti, Leonardo da Vinci, and Sadao Watanabe. Video commentary by Ben Quash, Jennifer Sliwka, Michelle Fletcher (8 min, 54 sec)

Video exhibition on the Transfiguration. Works of art by Theophanes the Greek and workshop, Fra Angelico, and Dan Flavin. Video commentary by Jennifer Sliwka and Ben Quash (9 min, 3 sec)

Video exhibition on the Burial of Christ. Works of art by Andrea Mantegna, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Urs Fischer. Video commentary by Jennifer Sliwka (6 min, 1 sec)

Video exhibition on the Writing on the Wall. Works of art by Rembrandt van Rijn, John Martin, and Susan Hiller. Video commentary by Michelle Fletcher (7 min 30 sec)

Video exhibition on the Whore of Babylon. Works of art by Robert Roberg, Unknown artist, and William Hogarth. Video commentary by Michelle Fletcher and Ben Quash (7 min, 57 sec)