Christ Crucified

On this solemn day, we have the second in our four-part art and culture series 'The Art of Holy Week'. We take a close look at 'Christ Crucified' painted by Diego Velázquez in 1632.

We’ve picked four famous works for the Paschal Triduum. For Good Friday, we look at a breath-taking, 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. Visit his parish site: