It was simply most dramatic; the most significant and most far-reaching event in world history. The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth; the Son of God, the Prince of Peace. The death of Jesus by crucifixion was not without reason or purpose.
It was a passage in his ultimate defeat of the second death, the eternal death and the bridge to enable his subsequent resurrection. Generations far beyond the event continue to be effected and influenced. Dating back at least as early as the European Middle Ages artists and artisans have given their own and the church’s account as testament to the power of “The Crucifixion.” From Giotto to Chagall, from Rembrandt to Dali it has inspired the creative mind. The miracle continues and masterful interpretations of eight great and original works illuminate this writing. Much greater than any novel, battle or symphony; “The Crucifixion” endures in heart and mind and most expressively in art.