Visual Arts Essay
Compare the artworks “Chritus Triumphans” and “Chritus Patiens.” What are the variations and why is there differences between the way Jesus has been potrayed.
The two artworks "Chritus Triumphus" and "Christus Patiens" are two very interesting artworks as they are both representing Jesus, the Messiah in a totally different way. Throughout my essay I will compare the way each artist has tried to portray Jesus and I will also refer to why there is such a difference in their artwork.
The attitudes of each painting are no doubt very different. One painting depicts Jesus as being very triumphant and victorious where as the other reveals Jesus as a being who is indeed experiencing suffering. In the painting " Christus Triumphans" the name of the artwork itself reflects that Jesus is appearing very triumphant. In this particular painting Jesus has been revealed as a person who is very happy, we can see this from the way the artist has made Jesus' head facing up to the kingdom of God and Jesus looks extremely peaceful. However in the " Christus Patiens" artwork we can see that Jesus' character has changed, in this artwork Jesus looks like he is suffering, his eyes are closed and he has his head down as if he is disappointed. These two paintings show how the character of Jesus was portrayed differently during the different periods in which the artworks were painted. IN the "Christus Triumphus" painting the artist tries to express feelings of joy and peace, Jesus is shown to be very happy and we can relate to this feeling because the painting shows holy people around Jesus like his mother Mary, The apostles, angels and saints. The painting reveals that Jesus is in peace because he knows that he is dying for the good of all people, he is happy because he is dying for good and holy people. In this painting Jesus does not show signs of suffering or dismay, howev…