'Paint Christ not dead but risen!' cried Tomaso Campanella to the Italian painters of his day. 'Paint Christ, with his foot set in scorn on the split rock with which they sought to hold him down! Paint him the conqueror of death! Paint him the Lord of Life! Paint him as what he is, the irresistible Victor who, tested to the uttermost, has proved himself in very deed mighty to save.'
From The Message of the Ressurection, Paul Beasley-Murray, p256.