Easter music and paintings: Good Friday

Crucifix, 1287, by Cimabue (1240-1302

In this series of great paintings with an Easter theme, I’m moving on to the gloomiest day of the holiday. Gloomy means beauty in so many ways so I’m unapologetic about posting this wonderful piece of early Italian art along with one of Palestrina’s most poignant pieces. Every day over the Easter holiday, I’ll be playing music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)  – I hope you will like it as much as I do.


  1. Gloomy is good Wolfie. This week is the only time I really relate to Christianity. A god who suffers, who enters into human suffering makes a lot of sense to me. Like- suffering makes no sense but the divine is somehow present in there.

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