Christ on Gethsemane with Three Apostles Sleeping.
 Le Breton, Jacques ; Gaudin, Jean

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Title:Christ on Gethsemane with Three Apostles Sleeping
Notes:Composition by J. Le Breton; glass studio of Gaudin, Paris. “There are situations where the sleeping body that is given to us to see as an image is and remains exterior to us, and elicits only our spectatorial pleasure and our admiration for the artistry of the painter. There are others where the representation of cowardice or of betrayal rouses our pity for its victim and our reprobation for the act itself. But the sleep of the apostles at Gethsemane, not wanting to accompany the Word in his fight to give his word to the very end, could not be for us a foreign event that we would consider with detachment or scandal. It concerns our evasion, our withdrawal, our sleep. We see ourselves sleeping when we should be awake. This sleep has something terrible about it, in that we know it to be and recognize it as our own. " (Chretien, 66)
Artist:Le Breton, Jacques ; Gaudin, Jean
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Stained glass

Scripture:Luke 22:39-46
Lectionary links:BPass
General Subject:Gethsemane
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Modern period, 1500-
ICONCLASS Number:73D31211

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Attribution:Le Breton, Jacques ; Gaudin, Jean. Christ on Gethsemane with Three Apostles Sleeping, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 22, 2020].
Record Number:29386 Last Updated: 2011-04-13 16:00:01 Record Created: 2003-04-26 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Hand to hand: listening to the work of art
Author:Chretien, Jean-Louis
Publisher:Fordham University Press