Today, the face of Jesus. Author and previous radio show guest Bob Hudson has written a new book – one which won a rave review in the New Yorker, by the way. The book, Seeing Jesus: Visionary Encounters from the First Century to the Present, considers one of the most depicted subjects in art: the face of Jesus. Here on Open Studio, we’re most interested in those visions that resulted in works of art. With another of my favorite radio guests, medievalist art historian Fran Altvater, we take up the face of Jesus in art.
DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
Clockwise from upper left: Aaron Douglas’s The Crucifixion; Andrea Mantegna’s The Dead Christ; Hildegard of Bingen’s vision of the Trinity; St. John of the Cross’s sketch of the Crucifixion; William Blake’s Christ Nailed to the Cross: The Third Hour; Maria Rubio with the Jesus tortilla