A couple weeks ago, I mentioned an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art called “The Sacred Made Real” which features religious paintings and sculptures from 17th century Spain. This past weekend my family went down to the exhibit, and I was blown away. The artwork was simply magnificent, and very fitting for Lent. Here are a few of my favorites:
(The sculpture above was particularly powerful in person, as Christ’s back shows in graphic detail the results of his scourging).
More images can be found at the National Gallery of Art website.
If you are anywhere near DC in the next two months, make every effort to attend this powerful exhibit.