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Christ Crucified Old master Paint Oil on canvas Flemish 17/18th Century Italy


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Crucifixion of Christ between the two thieves Flemish school, late 17th - early 18th century Oil on canvas - 117 x 78 cm. - framed 135 x 96 cm. This Flemish painting, depicting one of the last moments of the Passion of Christ with his crucifixion between the two thieves, is a work that stands out for its remarkable narrative character, facilitated by a rich and extremely detailed compositional structure. Against the background of a leaden and menacing sky, the slender and elongated figure of Christ, naked and covered around her hips by a cloth, is laboriously hoisted onto the cross by her torturers, who are about to lift her with the strength of their arms. In the background we see the other two crosses with the robbers, Titus and Dimaco, who will share the tragic fate of Golgotha ​​with Christ. The scene represented differs from the traditional scheme of the representation of Calvary. In the center there is of course Jesus on the cross, but below do not appear the grieving characters of traditional iconography (the Virgin with Saint John and the pious women, relegated instead to the distance, on the left), but only a group of soldiers and henchmen, gathered under the three crosses, with convulsive movements. Very interesting, and usually not represented in this iconographic subject, is the scene in the foreground of the three soldiers who, after crucifying Jesus, took his tunic and played the dice: "They divided my garments among themselves, and threw by lot for my tunic "(John 19,17-24) On the right instead we see a Roman centurion (or perhaps a Jewish priest) who arrives on horseback to make sure that the minions complete their task, flanked by a dog that seems to hurl itself against the main scene. The bodies are illuminated by a sculptural light that creates an intense chiaroscuro on the powerful moving volumes, and which enhances their drama. In addition, the figures arrange themselves to form a sculptural and moved group that gives the scene a marked dynamism, also accentuated by the typical pyramidal arrangement of the entire scene. From a stylistic point of view, we can refer our canvas to an author of Flemish origin, active between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, who certainly must have had Rubens' monumental creations as reference models; At the same time, the influences that Italian Renaissance art had on the training of our painter are evident; Specifically, the plasticity of the bodies is obviously indebted to the figures shaped by Michelangelo in his Sistine Chapel, while the vivid colorism and luministic tension reveals the influences of the Venetian school of Titian and Tintoretto. The work is proposed in excellent conservation conditions. Non coeval gilded wood frame. For any other information, do not hesitate to contact us.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 53.15 in. (135 cm)Width: 37.8 in. (96 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Circle Of
    Flemish school, late 17th - early 18th century (1680 - 1730, Flemish)
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
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  • Gallery Location
    Riva del Garda, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU98818409112

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