Dutch painter 16th century - inv. 3263

Titolo: 
The Crucifixion
Numero di Inventario: 
3263
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Religious
Parole chiave soggetto: 
crucifixion
Motivo attribuzione: 
stylistic analysis
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Dutch painter of 17th century
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Netherlands
Libri correlati: 
Periodo: 
1575
Datazione specifica: 
1580 c.
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Data di Ingresso: 
1959
Acquisizione: 
H. George Camp
Tipo di acquisizione: 
donation
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Foreign Artist Room

This is a particularly interesting panel among the Flemish and Dutch works conserved in the Museum, because it expresses the moment in Netherlands art when the ‘classical’ was discovered and attempts were made to speak the language of Raphael and Michelangelo.
From 1508, when Jan Gossaert left for Italy (before him only Rogier van der Weyden had been on pilgrimage to Rome in 1450), it became customary for Netherlands artists to travel to the Peninsula, towards the preferred destinations of Rome and Venice.

The movement of Saint John the Baptist as he turns, hair and cape flying, the Magdalene’s position with her face almost in profile, the sculptural quality of Christ’s body, the dark of the stormy sky and the bright colours are all elements that presume knowledge of the Renaissance, acquired through stylistic formulae imported to the North.  In its iconography and composition though, the Crucifixion refers to the more traditional Flemish style, especially in the conception of the landscape and in the figure of Mary with bowed head and wrapped in her cloak.
 

AC/DC: 
DC