Klage unter dem Kreuz

Klage unter dem Kreuz

Dating
1503
More about this artwork
The Crucifixion is Cranach’s first large altar painting. It is an impressive demonstration of the thirty-one-year-old’s creative genius and expressive temperament. The figures found in traditional compositions of this subject have been rearranged to focus on the Virgin Mary who Cranach presents as a paradigm of piety, showing her devotion and pain at the sight of her son’s suffering. The perspectival foreshortening of the thief on the left is spectacular. The large loincloth worn by Christ has been further developed into an ornament.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
1416
Birth year of the artist
1472
Year the artist deceased
1553
Dimensions of the object
138 x 99,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1804 als Säkularisationsgut aus einem aufgehobenen süddeutschen Kloster
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Klage unter dem Kreuz, 1503, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2dgbGXq (Last updated on 10.03.2022)

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