Christus und Magdalena - "Noli me tangere"
Federico Barocci (1535-1612)

Christus und Magdalena - "Noli me tangere",

1590
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
259 x 185 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
494
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Federico Barocci, Christus und Magdalena - "Noli me tangere", 1590, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GRkgO4RX (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
While mourning at the empty tomb, Mary Magdalene is surprised by the resurrected Christ. She only recognises him when he calls her name. Barocci captures both the closeness of the protagonists and their distance as, immediately after this scene, Christ says: “Do not touch me”. The artist also expresses this emotional tension through the sensitively composed colouration. In the background, the altarpiece commissioned by Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere shows the silhouette of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino.

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