‘The Crucifixion’ Old Master c.1630
A dark and stormy rendition of the Crucifixion. Oil on canvas. Spanish Old Master c.1630. This striking painting of Christ’s illuminated sinewy limp body, with smoky atmosphere of rough paint and masterful light. The image for devout meditation at a smaller scale: the sun has set and the clouds are streaked with the last remnants of deep vermillion sunlight. Jerusalem can be seen in the distance.