Sunday, March 31, 2013

Golgotha

Continuing the Easter theme: academicism is not a style I usually appreciate, but I remember clearly seeing this painting myself in 1999 in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, and being struck by the way the crucifixion is depicted only by the shadows cast as Christ's beloved ones leave the scene. The painting from 1868 is by Jean-Leon Gerome; more about him in the wikipedia article linked to below.