Christus bei Maria und Martha

Christus bei Maria und Martha

More about this artwork
The painting was donated by the Welser family for an altar in the Dominican church in Augsburg. This scene, which can be interpreted as an allegory of the dichotomy between vita activa and vita contemplativa, depicts Christ’s visit to Mary and Martha as described in the New Testament. His gesture shows that he is instructing Mary, who is listening attentively. Martha, who is looking after the guests, pushes herself into the centre of the picture. She laments her sister’s idleness. Jesus replies, as written in St Luke’s Gospel: “Mary hath chosen that good part”.
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Inventory Number
4788
Birth year of the artist
1519
Year the artist deceased
1594
Dimensions of the object
200 x 132 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Erworben 1807 als Säkularisationsgut aus der Dominikanerkirche Augsburg
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Christus bei Maria und Martha, um 1580, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5347Ok349e (Last updated on 09.08.2022)

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