ASPECTS OF CHRIST
In collaboration with the Vatican Fondazione Gioventù Chiesa Speranza (Youth Church Hope Foundation) the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum – Fondation Corboud presents precious works of mainly Christian art from late antiquity to the 20th century. Among the lenders will be important private, ecclesiastical and public collections from throughout the world.
The exhibition illustrates the development and transformation of the image of Christ from different viewpoints. A chronological presentation was intentionally rejected since the aim is not a predictable sequence of arbitrarily chosen illustrations of Christ, but rather an exciting and illuminating display comparable to an essay. Prominent examples of modern art reflect the topics of the Old Masters wherever possible. The artistic dialogues thus created between masterworks by e.g. Fra Angelico, Leonrado, Michelangelo, El Greco, Rubens on the one hand and Beckmann, Corinth, Picasso, Beuys, Warhol on the other might be of special interest for the many young visitors expected.
After a bit of digging around, I was also pleased to find a pretty good online representation of the exhibit.