Images of the Crucifixion at Ben Uri Gallery in London


Samuel Bak - "Study I", 1995 - Oil on Linen - Courtesy of The Ben Uri Gallery, London

The cross – two perpendicular lines – is a simple
geometric design yet an arrangement which for many is a symbol with
power. Although the moment of resurrection is more important
spiritually, it is
the cross as a representation of the crucifixion that has become the
symbol for
the Christian church. As Sister Wendy Beckett explains, “Death, even as
a death as crucifixion, is something we can understand, whereas
resurrection is
not. We know that Christ rose, but we cannot imagine how.” On exhibition
at the
Ben Uri Gallery opening 23 June.