Frans Schwartz, The Mocking of Christ with Mary the Annunciate and Mary the Elder, Vor Frue Kirke, Aalborg, Denmark
Carl Bloch, Life of Christ series in King’s Oratory, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark
Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz
, an all-new exhibition, was on view November 15, 2013 through May 26, 2014 at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. The exhibition featured nearly two dozen beloved paintings of the life of Jesus Christ by three European master painters from the late-19th century. Most of these works had never before been on view in the United States, and were loaned to the BYU Museum of Art under extraordinary circumstances from churches and museums in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and New York.Sacred Gifts
themes explored and celebrated the many precious gifts represented by these outstanding portrayals of the Savior and the circumstances that made the exhibition possible.
The term “Sacred Gifts” as employed in the exhibition’s title and themes was derived from a Latter-day Saint scriptural reference:
“…thy gift… is sacred and cometh from above–”
– Doctrine & Covenants 6:10
Browse the online gallery to preview the works featured in Sacred Gifts.