At the Foot of the Cross: Christ Crucified

On this solemn day, here's the second in our four-part art and culture series 'At the Foot of the Cross'. We take a close look at 'Christ Crucified' painted by Diego Velázquez in 1632.

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We’ve picked four famous works for the Paschal Triduum. Today, for Good Friday, we look at a breathtaking, powerful piece by Spanish painter Diego Velázquez – ‘Christ Crucified’ painted in 1632.

First we get an entertaining and vibrant take on this crucifixion piece from London-based gallery guide Lynne Hanley. More about Lynne here:

Then we get the “Priest’s Perspective” from the knowledgeable and engaging Fr Christopher Whitehead – priest of St John the Evangelist Church in Bath. Fr Christopher also provides a beautifully broadcast live Catholic Mass in these COVID-19 pandemic times so do check the parish site: