"What is the "Scandal of the Cross”? the Problem of Portraying the Crucifixion."


Web Lecture on March 29th at 12pm ET (6pm Italy)

with Liz Lev

Come and Discover:

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The Problems of Portraying the Crucifixion in our Last lesson in this spring series of Keys to Religious Rome!

Did you know that the Early Christians avoided images of the crucifix, the defining image of modern catholic churches? This Holy Week, let Liz Lev tell you the amazing story of the cross, the crucifixion and the history of art.

Giotto, Velasquez, Chagall...the story of the Crucifixion in Art and how this image of Jesus' death went from scandalous to sublime over millennia of Christian history. Start Holy Week contemplating the most beautiful images of Christ's sacrifice with Liz Lev.

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What is the "scandal of the Cross”? the Problem of Portraying the crucifixion

Past Live Lecture March 29th 2021

Liz Lev


is a transplanted US art historian with degrees from University of Chicago and University of Bologna. She has been working as a guide in Rome for over 20 years and teaching at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She loves Rome, its history, art, cuisine and people and is happiest in its many churches and museums. Liz is the author of 4 books and has commented on art and the papacy for several television networks. Her latest project was hosting a radio show for BBC’s Heart and Soul on Leonardo da Vinci! She is also a certified sommelier, so cheers!