Beweinung Christi
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)

Beweinung Christi,

um 1628
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
102,7 x 146,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
625
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Nicolas Poussin, Beweinung Christi, um 1628, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOlED4dp (Last updated on 12.08.2022)
Before Christ’s body is placed in a tomb in the rock, those closest to him mourn over him. Nicolas Poussin shows this old theme—one that is not actually described explicitly in the Canonical Gospels—in a particularly moving fashion. John the Apostle in distraught prayer and Mary fainting are both embodiments of pain depicted in different ways; the two child-like putti are weeping. Poussin stages his composition in a cemetery of antiquity, demonstrating his effort to achieve historical accuracy.

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