No single figure has had greater influence on Western art and culture during the last 2000 years than Jesus. For centuries, the most important artists were painting and sculpting images of Christ, and their work has had an immeasurable influence on the world's aesthetic today.
Traces the dramatically different ways in which Jesus has been represented in art by people throughout history and around the world. An unprecedented travelogue of art and monuments from the early 3rd century to the present, this fascinating programme takes viewers from ancient Rome to 20th-century America and from Europe to the Middle East to illuminate the most beautiful and spectacular representations of Jesus and his stories.
The program also features close-up views of the catacombs of Rome, Michelangelo's work, the treasures of Chartres Cathedral and much more. Filmed on widescreen 35-millimeter film, the program utilises the latest digital technology to illuminate the stunning and incredible varied representations of Jesus. The beauty of these treasures is captured in unprecedented detail, proximity and quality.
A sweeping and visually riveting lesson in art history, 'The Face: Jesus in Art' is a documentary of extraordinary depth and beauty that touches all who experience it. Narrated by: Mel Gibson, Edward Herrmann, Star Herrmann, Juliet Mills, Ricardo Montalban, Bill Moyers & Patricia Neal.
Actors: Edward Herrmann, Stacy Keach, Juliet Mills, Ricardo Montalban, Bill Moyers
Directors: Craig MacGowan
Writers: James Clifton
Producers: Craig MacGowan, William F. Baker
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Beckmann Visual Publishing
DVD Release Date: 18 Oct 2004
Run Time: 120 minutes