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The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision

The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision

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Artist Doug Blanchard's haunting contemporary paintings of the Passion of Christ are an emotional reminder of the courage it takes to resist the powers that be.

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Artist Doug Blanchard's series of 24 paintings depicting Jesus as a contemporary gay man in a modern city add a realistic backdrop to the emotional drama of the story. His work reimagines the dramatic events of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection.

A book to be released later this year, The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision, includes Blanchard's paintings and text by Kittredge Cherry. The complete set of paintings will be exhibited as they are released daily to celebrate Holy Week on the blog JesusInLove.blogspot.com. You can also learn more about the author and the painter there, as well as find information on purchasing prints and other products.

Below and on the following pages are a selection of Blanchard's retelling of the Easter story.

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Jesus Enters the City

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The Last Supper

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Jesus Is Arrested

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Jesus Before the Soldiers

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Jesus Is Beaten

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Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross

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Jesus Dies

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Jesus Rises

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Jesus Appears to His Friends

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Jesus Returns to God

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The Trinity

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Christopher Harrity is the Manager of Online Production for Here Media, parent company to The Advocate and Out. He enjoys assembling online features on artists and photographers, and you can often find him poring over the mouldering archives of the magazines.
Christopher Harrity is the Manager of Online Production for Here Media, parent company to The Advocate and Out. He enjoys assembling online features on artists and photographers, and you can often find him poring over the mouldering archives of the magazines.