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Resurrection of Christ

The story of Resurrection is told with variation in details in all four Gospels: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-9; John 20:1-18.
        Three days after Christ’s Entombment, at the end of Sabbath, the women (St. Mark names Mary of Magdala, Mary, mother of James, and Salome) went to Holy Sepulchre to embalm Christ’s body, wondering on their way how they would be able to roll away the heavy stone in front of the tomb. They found the tomb already open and in front stood a youth clad in white, who told them, that Christ was not in the tomb but was risen. This episode is also called in fine arts Holy Women at the Sepulchre.
See: Albrecht Altdorfer The Resurrection of Christ.
Giovanni Bellini. The Resurrection.
Agnolo Bronzino. Resurrection.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Resurrection of Christ.
Maurice Denis. Holy Women Near the Tomb/Saintes Femmes au tombeau.
Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà: The Three Women at the Tomb.
Fra Angelico. Noli me tangere.
El Greco The Resurrection.
Matthias Grünewald The Resurrection.
Jacob Jordaens. Holy Women at the Sepulchre.
Hans Memling The Resurrection, with the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian and the Ascension.
Piero della Francesca. The Resurrection.
Pontormo. The Resurrection of Christ.
Rembrandt. The Resurrection of Christ.
Peter Paul Rubens Christ Risen.

      Christ made several appearances after his Resurrection in front of his followers and disciples and entrusted them with the task of spreading his teaching throughout the world.
The following episodes of Resurrection can be found in painting:

Noli me tangere is an episode, in which Christ Resurrected appears before Mary Magdalene. She was weeping alone over an empty tomb of Christ. Then she discovered that instead of Christ’s body there were two angels, who asked her why she was crying. She turned around and saw an unknown man, whom she first took for a gardener. She asked him where she could find Jesus’ body, then she recognized him, but he did not allow to touch himself “Touch me not”- Noli me tangere- "for I have not yet ascended to the father. But go to my brothers, and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."  And Mary hurried to the desciples and gave them his message. (John 20:17-18).
See:  Agnolo Bronzino. Noli me tangere. Agnolo Bronzino. Noli me tangere.
Jan Brueghel the Younger. Noli me tangere.
Correggio Noli me tangere.
Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà: Noli me tangere.
Giotto. Ressurection (Noli me tangere).
Hans Holbein Noli Me Tangere.
Alexander Ivanov The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene.
Nicolas Poussin Noli me tangere.
Martin Schongauer. Christ and Mary Magdalene. Noli me tangere.
Titian Noli me tangere.
The Flemish painter, Jordaens, makes three Marys (The Virgin Mary, mother of Christ, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, mother of James) the participants of the above-described episode.
Jacob Jordaens. Christ Comes as a Gardener to Three Marys.

Christ Appearance Behind the Locked Doors: Later the same day after Mary Magdalene had seen Christ Resurrected (see the episode Noli me tangere) and transmitted His message to the desciples, the disciples were together behind the locked doors for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them ‘Peace be with you!’ he said. Then he showed them his hands and his side and blessed them: "Receive the Holy Spirit! If you forgive anyone's sins, they are forgiven; if you pronounce them unforgiven, unforgiven they remain." (John 20: 19-23)
See: Duccio di Buoninsegna. Maestà: Christ’s Appearance Behind Locked Doors.

Doubting Thomas
Christ Appearance on the Lake Tiberias.

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