The great church father Augustine said of Jesus during his own Christ Awakening experience: “You sparkled, you burned, and you drove away my blindness so that now I pant for you alone.”

Through the centuries, as their blindness was driven away, artists of every culture and every stream of the Church have used art to express the glory of Jesus. There are some wonders that words can’t convey.

Press Play to watch this unique video about artists’ perspectives on Jesus down through the ages. Let it help you admire the matchless wonders of God’s Son, from incarnation to crucifixion to resurrection to ascension — as his story directs you to who he is right now.

Use the list below or download the information sheet to discover the artist, title, year, and place of the artwork. The video features excerpts of Handel’s Messiah.

# ARTIST TITLE YEAR PLACE
1 Jan Gossaert The Adoration of the Kings 1510 Germany
2 Unknown Madonna and Child 556 Italy
3 Georges de la Tour The Newborn Child 1648 France
4 Rembrandt The Adoration of the Shepherds 1646 Netherlands
5 Rembrandt Simeon Holding the Christ Child 1669 Netherlands
6 Giotto di Bondone Madonna and Child 1266 Italy
7 Agha Behzad The Wise Men from the East Unknown Iran
8 Guido Reni The Holy Family with an Angel 1575 Italy
9 Andrea Mantegna The Adoration of the Magi 1495 Italy
10 Gerard David The Rest on the Flight into Egypt 1937 Netherlands
11 Rembrandt Christ and His Parents Returning from the Temple 1654 Netherlands
12 Frank Wesley Jesus as a Boy in the Village Unknown India
13 Belbello de Pavia A Young Christ Blessing 1430 Unknown
14 Paris Bordone The Baptism of Christ 1500 Italy
15 Juan Carreña de Miranda Christ Baptized 1682 Unknown
16 Monika Liu Ho-Peh The Stilling of the Tempest 1950 China
17 Unknown The Good Shepherd 250 Greece
18 Jean Béraud Christ in the House of the Pharisee 1891 France
19 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Christ Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda 1667 Spain
20 Duccio di Buoninsegna The Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew 1278 Italy
21 Master of Reyes Católicos The Marriage at Cana 1500 Spain
22 Jan van Hemessen Arise, Take Up Thy Bed, and Walk 1500 Belgium
23 Rembrandt Christ with the Sick around Him, Receiving Little Children 1649 Netherlands
24 Jacques Callot Jesus and Saint Peter on the Water 1610 France
25 Lucas van Leyden The Raising of Lazarus 1507 Netherlands
26 Wilson Benoit The Wedding at Cana 1951 Haiti
27 Alessandro Magnasco Christ and the Samaritan Woman 1705-10 Italy
28 Getty Images The Good Shepherd Unknown Myanmar
29 Getty Images The Good Shepherd Unknown United States
30 Bernardino Mei Christ Cleansing the Temple 1655 Italy
31 El Greco Cleansing the Temple 1541 Spain
32 Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper 1495 Italy
33 Getty Images The Last Supper Unknown Ethiopia
34 Unknown The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet 1480 Germany
35 William Dyce Man of Sorrows 1860 Great Britain
36 Richard West Gethsemane 1954 US
37 Getty Images The Kiss of Judas Iscariot Unknown Israel
38 Martin Schongauer The Betrayal and Capture of Christ 1480 Germany
39 Fra Angelico The Mocking of the Christ 1441 Italy
40 Juan Martínez Montañés Jesús de la Pasión 1619 Spain
41 Unknown El Señor de los Temblores 1570 Peru
42 Ridolfo Ghirlandaio Procession to Calvary 1505 Italy
43 Israel van Meckenem The Crowning with Thorns 1480 Germany
44 Kanwal Krishna Christ 1958 India
45 Giandomenico Tiepolo Jesus Falls Under the Cross 1749 Italy
46 Luca Giordano The Raising of the Cross 1692 Italy
47 Francisco de Zurbarán Christ on the Cross 1627 Spain
48 Umbrian Master Man of Sorrows 1255-60 Italy
49 Matthias Grünewald The Crucifixion (Isenheim Altarpiece) 1512-15 Italy
50 Rembrandt Three Crosses 1653 Netherlands
51 Rogier van der Weyden The Seven Sacraments 1445-50 Denmark
52 Matthias Grünewald The Small Crucifixion 1511-20 Germany
53 Elimo Philippa Njau The Crucifixion 1959 East Africa
54 Marco Pino Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary, John the Evangelist, and Catherine of Siena 1570 Italy
55 Gaspar Ferreira The Crucifixion 1619 China
56 Philome Obin The Crucifixion Unknown Haiti
57 Getty Images Interior of Se Cathedral Unknown India
58 Getty Images Mission Concepción Crucifixion Unknown United States
59 Michelangelo The Pietá 1497 Italy
60 Peter Paul Rubens The Deposition of Christ 1602 France
61 Rembrandt The Descent from the Cross 1633 Netherlands
62 Rogier van der Weyden The Deposition of Christ 1435 Belgium
63 Jehangir Sabavala Pietá Unknown India
64 Arup Das Agony Unknown India
65 Hans Holbein The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb 1521 Germany
66 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
67 Matthias Grünewald The Resurrection of Christ 1510 Italy
68 Unknown Christ and His Disciples Unknown Egypt
69 Titian Noli me Tangere 1514 France
70 Albrecht Dürer The Incredulity of St. Thomas 1511 Germany
71 Tintoretto Christ at the Sea of Galilee 1575 Italy
72 Unknown Mosaic depicting Jesus Christ with six apostles in the apse of the Basilica S. Andrea cata Barbar 1690 Italy
73 Rogier van der Weyden The Last Judgment 1445-50 France
74 Albrecht Dürer The Ascension of Christ 1509 Germany
75 Schelte Bolswert The Ascension of Christ 1600 Germany
76 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
77 Pacino di Buonaguida The Ascension of Christ 1340 Italy
78 Unknown The Ascension 1170 Germany
79 Getty Images Unknown Unknown Unknown
80 Unknown The Ascension 1386 Turkey
81 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
82 Salvador Dalí The Ascension of Christ 1958 Spain
83 Getty Images Unknown Unknown Unknown
84 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
85 Getty Images Jesus Monument Unknown Indonesia
86 Getty Images Jesus Christ Unknown Turkey
87 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

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