Watch the opening sequence for the Emmy-Award-Winning documentary, “The Face: Jesus In Art”.
“Perhaps no religious figure has been more often depicted in art than Jesus. But Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life give no clues about his actual physical appearance. THE FACE: JESUS IN ART, a new PBS documentary, examines the ways that artists over the centuries have imagined the man Christians call “the Son of God.”
Beginning with Roman mosaics from the third century and moving on to masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and modern paintings from Europe and the Americas, THE FACE looks at 17 centuries of artistic renderings of Jesus from around the world — including unfamiliar depictions such as a Japanese Christ and a three-headed Trinity from India.”