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23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 10, Power and Judgement

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Power and Judgement John the Baptist's proclamations on justice meant that he was often adopted by rulers as a patron saint and role model. According to some traditions John descended to the underworld after his death to prepare the souls for the Last Judgment, and so artists often represent him in scenes of the Harrowing of ****. In this final episode art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash visit Westminster Abbey to discover how the 14th century English king, Richard II, had a particular devotion to the saint before returning to the National Gallery to see how this was expressed in one of the greatest treasures of the collection, 'The Wilton Diptych', about 1395-9. At Westminster Abbey we see the anonymous 'English Portrait of Richard II', about 1390 and at the National Gallery, Giovanni dal Ponte's 'Ascension of Saint John the Evangelist Altarpiece', about 1420-4? and 'The Wilton Diptych', about 1395-9. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery John the Baptist Wilton Diptych Richard II Giovanni dal Ponte


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 9, The Baptist's head

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The Baptist's Head The representation of John the Baptist's life doesn't end with his martyrdom. Independent images of his severed head are a particular focus of devotion and became popular both as paintings and as sculpted objects made for the home - a tradition that continues to the present day. In this episode art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash look at the National Gallery's masterpiece by Caravaggio, 'Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist', 1607-10 and pay a visit to a private collector who keeps a polychrome sculpted head of the Baptist by Brazilian-born artist Ana Maria Pacheco in his sitting room. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery John the Baptist Caravaggio Salome Ana Maria Pacheco severed head


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 8, Martyrdom

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Martyrdom John the Baptist is the only figure in the New Testament to die before Jesus Christ; his beheading is one of the most dramatic scenes represented in the history of art. Art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash visit St. John's Co-Cathedral in Malta to see one of the most famous representations of the Baptist's martyrdom, Caravaggio's altarpiece for the Knights of Malta. They discuss the events leading up to his beheading and the increasing prominence of Salome in depictions of the Baptist's final moments. In this episode we see Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's 'The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist', 1608 in St. John's Co-Cathedral and return to the National Gallery to see Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavanne's theatrical 'The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist', 1869. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

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23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 7, Baptism

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Baptism John the Baptist earns his name from his baptism of Christ on the banks of the River Jordan. This act marks the beginning of Christ's ministry, when he begins to travel, preach and perform miracles, and later becomes a key ritual in the entry of the faithful into the Church. In this episode art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash visit Salisbury Cathedral and the spectacular font designed by William Pye to discuss the significance and symbolism of baptism, before returning to the National Gallery to see Adam Elsheimer's, 'The Baptism of Christ', 1599 and the great Italian Renaissance masterpiece by Piero della Francesca, 'The Baptism of Christ', 1450s. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery John the Baptist Baptism font William Pye Adam Elseheimer Piero della Francesca


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 6, Preaching

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Preaching John the Baptist returns from the wilderness to begin preaching in Jerusalem. His message is 'Prepare ye the way of the Lord'. Art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash look at National Gallery masterpieces by Raphael, Mola and Parmigianino to discover how artists have translated the Baptist's spoken word into paint and how his most recognisable gesture - the pointing finger - communicates his message. In this episode we discuss Raphael's 'Saint John the Baptist Preaching', 1505, Pier Francesco Mola's 'Saint John the Baptist preaching in the Wilderness', about 1640 and Parmigianino's monumental 'The Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Jerome', 1526-7. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery John the Baptist preaching Raphael Parmigianino Mola


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 5, Wilderness

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Wilderness John the Baptist's role throughout his life was to prepare the way for Christ's ministry on earth, that is, the travelling, teaching and preaching Christ would begin after his baptism by John. To prepare himself for this great task, the young John the Baptist left the city of Jerusalem for the wilderness. Alone and reliant on nature, he becomes the emaciated, tousle-haired figure so often depicted in art. In this episode art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash take a close look at an Italian Renaissance predella panel by Giovanni di Paolo, 'Saint John the Baptist retiring to the Desert', 1454 and pay a visit behind the scenes to see an anonymous Italian artist's depiction of 'Saint John the Baptist' in the wilderness of about 1540-60 and Moretto da Brescia's 'Christ blessing Saint John the Baptist', probably 1640-60. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery John the Baptist Giovanni di Paolo Moretto da Brescia wilderness predella panel


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 4, Infancy

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Infancy The Bible reveals very little about the childhood of John the Baptist. In the 14th century however, a Dominican friar called Domenico Cavalca wrote a biography of the saint that filled in the gaps. This work's popularity inspired Italian Renaissance artists to represent new episodes from his life and to show the infant Baptist in the company of the Christ Child. Art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash look at Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Virgin of the Rocks', about 1491/2-9 and 1506-8, Bronzino's 'The Madonna and Child with Saints', probably about 1540 and Garofolo's 'The Holy Family with Saints', about 1520 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery John the Baptist Cavalca Leonardo da Vinci Virgin of the Rocks Bronzino Garofolo


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 3, Birth and Naming

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Birth and Naming There are several miracles surrounding the birth and naming of John the Baptist and in these his father Zacharias, plays an important role. In this episode art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash reveal how this story was told in art and explain the uses to which small narrative scenes known as predella panels were put to in 14th and 15th century Italian Renaissance altarpieces. We go behind the scenes at the National Gallery to examine Niccolò di Pietro Gerini's 'Baptism Altarpiece', 1387 and into the Sainsbury Wing to admire Giovanni di Paolo's 'The Birth of Saint John the Baptist: Predella Panel', 1454. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

National Gallery St John the Baptist naming Gerini Giovanni di Paolo predella panel


23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Episode 2, The Visitation

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Like Christ, John the Baptist was also miraculously conceived. His elderly mother Elizabeth was also a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. In this episode, art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash reveal the significance of the meeting of the two pregnant women and their unborn children - an event known as 'The Visitation' - and its commemoration in church liturgy, music and art. In this episode we visit King's College Chapel to hear the choir sing the 'Magnificat' before returning to the National Gallery to see Workshop of the Master of 1518's 'The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth', about 1515 and Francesco Zaganelli's 'The Baptism of Christ', 1514. 'John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading' is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King's College London.

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23-10-2017

National Gallery St John the Baptist film series - Introduction

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Who was John the Baptist and why has he been so important to artists and patrons over the centuries? In this first of 10 films, art historian Jennifer Sliwka and theologian Ben Quash introduce us to this pivotal figure in the Biblical story, and reveal the ways he can immediately be recognised in works of art. This episode takes a close look at two National Gallery masterpieces, Carlo Crivelli's 'The Demidoff Altarpiece' 1476 and Piero della Francesca's 'The Baptism of Christ', 1450s. John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading’ is a series of 10 films sharing the highlights of the collaborative MA course taught by Dr Jennifer Sliwka, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery and Professor Ben Quash, Director of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King’s College London.

National Gallery film John the Baptist Carlo Crivelli Demidoff Altarpiece Piero della Francesca Baptism of Christ


11-06-2016

St Matthew 11:16-19

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This generation

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11-06-2016

St Matthew 11:7-15

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About John the Baptist

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11-06-2016

St Matthew 11:2-6

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Are you the one?

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11-06-2016

St Matthew 3:16-17

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Holy Spirit descending like a dove

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11-06-2016

St Matthew 3:13-15

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Jesus is baptised by John

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St Matthew 3:7-8

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Brood of vipers

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11-06-2016

St Matthew 3:5-6

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John the Baptist baptises

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11-06-2016

St Matthew 3:1-4

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John the Baptist

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