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Lent Devotional: Duccio’s, Temptation of Christ

This Lent Devotional features Duccio’s Temptation of Christ. When you follow the link (highlighted text), you will find both an analysis of the work, and a contemplation on the spiritual implications of the painting.

Originally this painting was part of the Maesta, a complicated altarpiece painted for the Cathedral in sienna. You can read more about the story of the complete altarpiece in this article.  

Duccio's The Temptation of Christ

If you are interested in Art as it relates to your devotional activities I have a ton of material available to you:

Visit my Shop for an extensive 20 part Video and Print series focusing on the passion week and designed to be used during Lent.

This devotional on Raphael’s Transfiguration is a part of a larger series I did for my church and includes activities for adults and kids. Here are the others in the Series:

Lent Devotional: Raphael’s Transfiguration

Lent Devotional: Assereto’s Christ Healing the Blind Man

Lent Devotional: Rembrandt’s Storm On The Sea Of Galilee

I also have multiple blog posts on Advent in Art Themes.

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