Das Große Jüngste Gericht

Das Große Jüngste Gericht

Dating
um 1617
More about this artwork
To illustrate the advent of Christ on the Day of Judgement Rubens chose a clear compositional structure with the blessed on the left who, drawn by angels, receive the crown of eternal life, while the damned on the right, chased away by Saint Michael the Archangel and other angels, plunge into the depths where they are awaited in Hell.
The painting was originally intended to hang above the high altar in the Jesuit Church in Neuburg an der Donau. Rubens received this commission from Duke Wolfgang Wilhelm after the duke had converted to Catholicism for power-political reasons.

Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
890
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
608,5 x 463,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Düsseldorfer Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Das Große Jüngste Gericht, um 1617, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dj4mkQbL5A (Last updated on 11.01.2022)

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