The Raising of Lazarus

WAG 619


This biblical scene shows the moment Jesus raises his friend Lazarus from the dead. Jesus stands with his arm raised, reflecting his power over life and death. Lazarus, still tangled in his shroud, awakens and joins his hands in prayer. The viewpoint makes us feel as though we are part of the onlooking crowd. Some react with shock and awe. The stark contrast between light and dark and the dramatic expressions are typical of the Baroque style.