The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Blavatsky Lodge

How Artists Interpret the Resurrection

Public Talk, 1.00 - 2.00 pm, 17 April 2019.

Featured Speaker:Robijn Z Alexanda
Venue:The Blavatsky Lodge of the Theosophical Society

join robijn on an armchair tour of religious art

About the Presentation

For human kind, the deepest quest has always been to have a relationship with the infinite, and it is here that Christ’s death and Resurrection take on their greatest significance. None of the Gospels describes the Resurrection; they only state that three days after the Crucifixion, Christ’s tomb was found to be empty. Nevertheless, artists have tried to imagine and convey what it must have been like when Christ rose from the dead. To depict  a sense of spiritual recognition elicits some unusual solutions; some show Christ soaring up from the tomb in a blaze of light, others depict him emerging more sedately and several are abstract and symbolic. A selection of well-known works of art will be displayed to illustrate the topic.

About the Presenter

In the 1970’s Robijn Z Alexanda was employed to document  religious restoration projects in Nepal and this led to other projects in India and Afghanistan.  Robijn studied Asian Art and Religions at the University of British Columbia in Canada and was awarded scholarships to study in India.  In Australia Robijn worked at the Australian National Gallery in Canberra  on several Asian Art exhibitions and has presented numerous talks.  In addition, Robijn has led Art  tours related to Religious Art including Art in the Churches and A Look at Mosques, Temples and Wats.

Cost $3 members, $6 non-members

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