Christ on the Mount of Olives

size(cm): 50x35
Sale price£133 GBP


The painting "Christ on the Mount of Olives" by Francisco De Goya Y Lucientes is a masterpiece of religious art of the 18th century. The painting represents Jesus at the moment he is on the Mount of Olives, before being arrested by Roman soldiers. The work is a sample of the artistic style of the Baroque, in which the chiaroscuro technique can be appreciated, which uses light and shadow to create depth and drama.

The composition of the painting is impressive, as Jesus can be seen in the center of the work, with his arms outstretched towards heaven, as if asking God for help. Around him are his disciples, who are asleep, which represents the lack of support and loneliness of Jesus at that moment.

The color is another interesting aspect of the work, since you can see a palette of dark and gloomy colors, which reflect the tense and dramatic atmosphere of the moment. Shades of brown and black mix with red and gold tones, creating an atmosphere of tension and anguish.

The history of the painting is also fascinating as it is known to have been created in 1798, during a period of personal crisis for the artist. In fact, some experts believe that the work reflects Goya's own struggle with religion and his faith in God.

Finally, there are little-known aspects of the work that are also interesting. For example, it is known that the painting was commissioned by the Duke of Osuna, an art patron who was interested in religious themes. In addition, the work was stolen twice and had to be restored several times to maintain its beauty and authenticity.

In short, "Christ on the Mount of Olives" is a stunning work of art that combines technique, composition, color, and history to create a masterpiece that is still admired and appreciated by art lovers today.

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