Art and Images related to John's Gospel
compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

JOHN 11–12

The Raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-54) - this story is recorded only in the Fourth GospelRembrandt, Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

Jacopa Bassano: Christ in the House of Mary, Martha, and LazarusBefore the Passover; The Anointing at Bethany (John 11:55--12:11) - this story has some similarties with Mark 14:3-9, Matt 26:6-13, and Luke 7:36-50, but only in John does it take place in the house of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
  • Christ at Simon the Pharisee (ca. 1620) - oil on canvas; a variation on the same theme; also by Rubens - from the Web Gallery of Art
  • Christ in the House of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus - by Jacopa Bassano (1500's) - tenth image on the webpage of the "Hospitality Art Exhibit" (St. Anthony Shrine Lobby, Boston; July 1998)

Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem (John 12:12-19) - this episode is narrated in all four Gospels (Mark 11:1-10; Matt 21:1-9; Luke 19:28-40), but only John explicitly says that the branches were from "palm" trees
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The "Hour" of Jesus (John 12:20-50) - this Johannine conclusion to the "Book of Signs" would be difficult to depict in art
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John 1, esp. John (the Baptizer)
John 2–3, esp. the Wedding at Cana
John 4–6, esp. the Samaritan Woman
John 7–8, esp. the Adulterous Woman
John 9 –10, esp. the Man Born Blind
John 11–12, esp. the Raising of Lazarus
John 13–17, esp. the Washing of the Feet
John 18–19, esp. the Crucifixion and Burial Scenes
John 20–21, esp. Mary Magdalene & Doubting Thomas
Depictions of John the Evangelist
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