Sunday, March 13, 2016

Crucifixion paintings

"Crucifixion" by Andrea Mantegna
Besides the Nativity and the Blessed Mother, the most painted scene from the Bible is the Crucifixion of Jesus. Most prominent painters have painted their own version of the moment Christ was crucified on Golgotha. The majority of paintings are dramatic, descriptive and solemn. Others presented the scene in their own hometown town or neighborhood, including in the background elaborate scenery. Others even went so far as to include themselves in the foreground, making the painting obviously anachronistic, but that was a tradition that was repeated by many painters. (click to enlarge)
"Crucifixion" by Jan Provoost
Crucifixion triptych by Goswijn van der Weyden

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