Klage unter dem Kreuz
Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (1472-1553)

Klage unter dem Kreuz,

1503
Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies sp.)
Dimensions of the object
138 x 99,3 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1416
Acquisition
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)
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.

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