The image of Christ on the cross is not the prominent one for me at this time of year, not because I don't want to remember the suffering, Isaiah presents that in vivid artistry, but the Joy to be had when death (physical death and spiritual death) was conquered, ever defeated, is incomprehensible. The final word was Christ rising triumphant from the tomb. As I contemplate all Easter art, word, painting, music...I find the one that seems most significant at this time is singing. Aloud and en mass. So, these two links paint the perfect Easter picture for me, at least this year, in art.
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so ;
For those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And Death shall be no more, Death, thou shalt die.