22/08/2011 11:30 am
Devotion by Design is an exhibition at London's National Gallery exploring the function, original location, and development of altarpieces in Italy during the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
The podcasts reunite our resident clerical critics Fr Christopher Whitehead, the Clifton Diocese Director of Adult Education and Evangelisation and Dr James Hanvey, a Jesuit priest who’s an expert in art and culture.
In this podcast, we look at the second of six rooms making up the exhibition.
A splendid, well-lit altarpiece depicting the ascension of St John the Evangelist has grabbed the attention of our two cultural clerics in this room. Fr Christopher Whitehead elaborates...
"What I find fascinating about this piece is the entire story it's telling... it's drawing you into the life of the saint. It's catachetical in a sense - fleshing out the story and life of St John."
Duration: 5m 52s
Devotion by Design podcasts were released every Monday throughout August and September 2011.
This latest podcast series on our Catholic Art and Culture channel has been made in collaboration with the National Gallery and the Clifton Diocese - the Catholic Church in the west of England.
You can find out more about Devotion by Design on the National Gallery’s excellent website .