Christianity has so many moment to be celebrated. Started with Christmas, then Good Friday, then Easter, and then Ascension. And today, ten days after Ascension, all Christians over the world celebrate a moment when The Holy Spirit came to the apostles, stayed with them, and gave them power to proclaim The Gospel. That moment is called Pentecost.
I am interested in this Western depiction of Pentecost which is painted by Jean Restout in 1732. Please take a look at the expression of the apostles.
Today: Another great historical event in Christianity beliefs: Ascension of Jesus.
Ascension of Jesus was happened in 40 days after Easter. And to celebrate it, all the Christians over the world always hold a day of celebration in the 6th Thursday (always Thursday) after Easter celebration (which is held in the 3rd day after Jesus’ crucifixion).
Here is apaintingbyBenjaminWestwhich Iregard asthe mostdynamicartworkofJesus’ ascensiontoheaven.
Last Supper: one of the most important historical event in Christianity beliefs. It’s held on the day called Maundy Thursday, three days before Easter and just a moment before Jesus’ arrest.
The most historically accurate rendition of the Last Supper is two of Nicholas Poussin’s paintings.
This painting seems to be an earlier rendition, almost a practice. Nevertheless, this as well as the other in Edinborough accurately describes the furniture (tricline) and posture of the Apostles. Tricline is a Roman, squarish U-shaped divan or sofa. On the exterior of all three sides (hence tri) dining guests recline (hence cline). The open side is for servants to serve food, and in this painting the servant is leaving the room on the left side of the room.