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Christ Carrying the Cross

Type of object

Clasificaciones

Descripción

During his long career in Spain, El Greco produced numerous paintings of Christ carrying the cross. The Lehman canvas, arguably his earliest version of the subject, is not a narrative scene: no other figures are represented and the setting is not recognizable. Instead, it is a devotional image of haunting immediacy and resonant with pathos. Christ's willing sacrifice for mankind is expressed through his gentle embrace of the cross and his heavenward gaze.

Creation

Measurements

105x79

Inscriptions

  • Signed on the cross, above Christ's left hand, in Greek: doménikos theotokópoulos epoíei (Domenikos Theotokopoulos made this)

Other titles / names

  • Christ Carrying the Cross

History