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The Holy Cross Collection

"The Holy Cross: A Symbol of Redemption and Hope" Throughout history, the concept has been depicted in various forms of art

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Artist: Anonymous

Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Artist: Anonymous
Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Found in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Expulsion from the Paradise (Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican), 1508-1512

The Expulsion from the Paradise (Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican), 1508-1512. Found in the collection of The Sistine Chapel, Vatican

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Adam und Eva. The Fall, 1140-1170. Creator: Byzantine Master

Adam und Eva. The Fall, 1140-1170. Creator: Byzantine Master
Adam und Eva. The Fall, 1140-1170. Found in the Collection of Cappella Palatina, Palermo

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Night of Eve, 1929

The Night of Eve, 1929. Found in the collection of Fundacion Sunol, Barcelona

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Expulsion from the Paradise, ca. 1597

The Expulsion from the Paradise, ca. 1597. Found in the Collection of Muse e du Louvre, Paris

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Triumph of Christianity (Paradise), 17th century

The Triumph of Christianity (Paradise), 17th century. Found in the Collection of State Museum of Religious History, St Petersburg

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Garden of Eden, ca 1611

The Garden of Eden, ca 1611. Found in the Collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Paradise (Fresco from the Basilica di San Petronio)

Paradise (Fresco from the Basilica di San Petronio). Found in the Collection of Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Last Judgment, 1904

The Last Judgment, 1904. Found in the Collection of State Museum of Architecture, History and Art, Vladimir

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, 1615

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, 1615. Found in the collection of Royal Collection, London

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Redemption Tryptich: Expulsion from the Paradise. Artist: Stockt, Vrancke van der (1420-1495)

Redemption Tryptich: Expulsion from the Paradise. Artist: Stockt, Vrancke van der (1420-1495)
Redemption Tryptich: Expulsion from the Paradise. Found in the collection of Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Adam and Eve Driven From Paradise, 1896-1902. Artist: Tissot, James Jacques Joseph (1836-1902)

Adam and Eve Driven From Paradise, 1896-1902. Artist: Tissot, James Jacques Joseph (1836-1902)
Adam and Eve Driven From Paradise, 1896-1902. Found in the collection of the Jewish Museum, New York

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Artist: Rubens, Pieter Paul (1577-1640)

The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Artist: Rubens, Pieter Paul (1577-1640)
The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Found in the collection of National Gallery, Prague

Background imageThe Holy Cross Collection: Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1550s. Artist: Iranian master

Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1550s. Artist: Iranian master
Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1550s. Found in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C


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"The Holy Cross: A Symbol of Redemption and Hope" Throughout history, the concept has been depicted in various forms of art, representing significant moments in religious narratives. From biblical stories to artistic interpretations, these depictions capture the essence of human existence and our eternal quest for redemption. In Michelangelo's masterpiece "The Expulsion from Paradise, " painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, we witness Adam and Eve being banished from Eden due to their disobedience. This iconic scene serves as a reminder that even in our darkest moments, there is hope for salvation through faith. Jami's folio from "Haft Awrang" portrays an anonymous artist's interpretation of paradise. The vibrant colors and intricate details transport us into a world where divine beauty reigns supreme, reminding us that paradise can be found within ourselves if we seek it with sincerity. In "The Triumph of Christianity, " an artwork from the 17th century, we see paradise restored through Christ's sacrifice on the cross. It symbolizes humanity's ultimate victory over sin and death, offering solace to those who believe in its transformative power. Byzantine Master's creation titled "Adam und Eva. The Fall" takes us back to ancient times when humanity first succumbed to temptation. Through this depiction, we are reminded of our inherent imperfections but also given hope that redemption is possible through repentance and forgiveness. "The Night of Eve, " created in 1929 by an unknown artist, presents a haunting portrayal of Eve contemplating her actions after being expelled from paradise. In this somber image, we witness her remorseful reflection on past mistakes while seeking spiritual enlightenment amidst darkness. Giovanni Lanfranco’s painting called "The Garden of Eden" transports viewers into a lush landscape filled with abundant life—a visual representation of God’s perfect creation before mankind’s fall from grace. It reminds us that despite our flaws and failures, there is still beauty and goodness in the world.