Christus bei Maria und Martha

Christus bei Maria und Martha

More about this artwork
This painting was possibly donated by the Welser family for an altar in the Dominican church in Augsburg. The depiction, drawn from Luke 10, 38-42, shows Christ in the house of Mary and Martha in Bethany. Martha takes care of the guests, while her sister Mary listens attentively to the words of Christ - an often cited example for the "vita activa et contemplative" (active and contemplative life), a fundamental part of both ancient and medieval ethical teachings.
Displayed
Not on display
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 04.10.2021)

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