Tag: blood

La morte di Cleopatra (1648)

Guercino (1591-1666) La morte di Cleopatra (Death of Cleopatra) 1648 Oil on canvas, 173 x 237 cm Palazzo Rosso, Genova This painting, in which Cleopatra is depicted in the act of taking her life, in order not to suffer the shame…

Pietà (c.1603)

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) Pietà c.1603 Oil on copper, 41.3 x 60.7 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Overwhelmed by her helplessness and pain, Mary holds her dead son in her lap. Pale colours and the pathos of marbles by Michelangelo and from antiquity…

San Sebastiano (1493-1494)

Perugino (c.1446-1523) San Sebastiano (St Sebastian) 1493–1494 Tempera, oil on linden panel, 53.8 x 39.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg Sebastian was a Roman soldier who served in the private guard of the Emperor Diocletian. For his faith in the teachings…

Cristo morto sostenuto da due angeli (c.1465-1470)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Cristo morto sostenuto da due angeli (The Dead Christ supported by Two Angels) c.1465–1470 Oil on wood, 95 × 71.7 cm National Gallery, London This type of image of Christ after his death – close up, showing his…

Cristo che porta la croce (c.1605-1607)

Gentileschi, Orazio (1563-1639) Cristo che porta la croce (Christ Carrying the Cross) c.1605–1607 Oil on canvas, 138.5 × 173 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna When Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha, “women ran behind, weeping and lamenting. And Jesus turned to them…

Voix intérieures (1885)

Tissot, James (1836-1902) Voix intérieures (Inner Voices, Christ Consoling the Wanderers) 1885 Oil on canvas, 214 x 124 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Christ on the Cross (1627)

Van Dyck, Anthony (1599-1641) Christ on the Cross 1627 Oil on panel, 105.3 x 73 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid ©Carmen Thyssen Collection When he returned to Antwerp after his sojourn in Italy, Anton van Dyck painted several Crucifixions for different churches…