Kreuzabnahme des hl. Andreas
Luca Giordano (1634-1705)

Kreuzabnahme des hl. Andreas,

um 1659/60
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
258,5 x 197 cm
Not on display
Inventory number
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Luca Giordano, Kreuzabnahme des hl. Andreas, um 1659/60, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 17.10.2023)
In his early creative period the painting of Jusepe de Ribera played an important role in Luca Giordano’s work. With virtuosity he imitated the style of the Spanish master, who worked primarily in Naples as well, which was characterised by a pronounced contrast between light and dark. Several of his works bear Ribera’s signature that Giordano probably added himself for the art market—as in the case of this moving depiction of St. Andrew. A soldier, shown from behind, takes the palely lit body of the apostle down from the cross.

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