Easter in Isolation
09 April 2020
With most people in the UK spending Easter indoors due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Alice Strang, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, leads us from the Last Supper to the Resurrection by way of works in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection.
Holy Week is the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday. During it, Christians remember the events in Jesus’s life, from his triumphant arrival in Jerusalem to his Crucifixion and laying in a tomb. Easter Sunday marks his Resurrection from the dead. Art history is rich in examples of artists...