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The Crucifixion

A work made of tempera on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of tempera on panel.

Date:

c. 1487

Artist:

Carlo Crivelli
Italian, 1430/35-1495

About this artwork

The Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist gaze in anguish at Jesus on the cross. Carlo Crivelli enhanced the morbidness of the scene by depicting Jesus as emaciated and puffy-eyed, his mouth agape, with blood dripping from his wounds. As subtle hints towards his eventual victory over death, wind animates his loincloth and inflates the sail of a boat in the distance, while verdant plants shoot up from cracks in the rocky, arid terrain. Crivelli’s unique style, vividly graphic and marrying the beautiful with the grotesque, has long captivated audiences.

Status

On View, Gallery 204

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Carlo Crivelli

Title

The Crucifixion

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1482–1492

Medium

Tempera on panel

Inscriptions

I N R I (at top of cross)

Credit Line

Wirt D. Walker Fund

Reference Number

1929.862

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