Beweinung Christi

Beweinung Christi

Dating
um 1628
More about this artwork
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.

Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Inventory Number
625
Birth year of the artist
1594
Year the artist deceased
1665
Dimensions of the object
102,7 x 146,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
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 18.01.2022)