At the Foot of the Cross: Noli me tangere

On this glorious day, we conclude our four-part art and series for the Pashcal Triduum 'At the Foot of the Cross' by looking at Titian's 'Noli me tangere' from around 1514.

The selection for Easter Sunday is a painting by the famous Venetian artist Titian from around 1514. It’s called “Noli me tangere” – a translation that literally means “touch me not”. It’s the Latin translation of the words spoken, according to St John’s Gospel, by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognised him after his resurrection despite first mistaking him for a gardener.

Once again we get the lowdown from art expert and London-based gallery tour guide Lynne Handley from ‘Beyond the Palette’. More about Lynne here:

arttoursbeyondthepalette.co.uk

We then get a moving reflection from Clifton Diocese priest Fr Christopher Whitehead from St John’s in Bath. Fr Christopher offers the ‘Priest’s Perspective’.

Fr Christopher also provides a beautifully broadcast live Catholic Mass in these COVID-19 pandemic times so do check the parish site:

stjohnsrcbath.org.uk

We hope you’ve enjoyed ‘At the Foot of the Cross’ as we have dipped a toe into the artistic waters reflecting Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.