Christus und die reuigen Sünder

Christus und die reuigen Sünder

More about this artwork
This subject is closely linked to the Counter-Reformation as, during the Council of Trent, the Sacrament of Penance was re-evaluated. Through self-knowledge, the confession of guilt, sincere regret and recompense through good deeds, people could contribute towards the forgiveness of their sins. Mary Magdalene, Saint Peter, King David, and Dismas—the Good Thief—stand before Christ who accepts their penance. The wound in his side and that on his hand are a reference to the Passion and Ressurection and are thus a sign of hope for delivery from the Original Sin.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
329
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
147,2 x 130,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Holz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Christus und die reuigen Sünder, um 1616/17, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG9Bom4Zn (Last updated on 30.12.2021)

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