Christ on the cross

size(cm): 50x30
Sale price£125 GBP


The painting "Christ on the Cross" by the artist El Greco is a masterpiece that stands out for its unique artistic style and dramatic composition. The painting shows Jesus crucified in the center of the image, with a crowd of anguished figures around him.

El Greco's artistic style is characterized by his use of vibrant colors and his loose brushwork technique, which creates a sense of movement and energy in the painting. In "Christ on the Cross," El Greco uses a dark, dramatic color palette to bring out the emotional intensity of the scene.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a forced perspective that makes the figure of Jesus appear to float in the air. The way in which El Greco has arranged the figures in the painting creates a sense of tension and drama, making the viewer feel as if they were witnessing the crucifixion in person.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. El Greco painted "Christ on the Cross" in 1590, during his stay in Toledo, Spain. The work was commissioned by the convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo, and has become one of the artist's most famous paintings.

A little known aspect of the painting is that El Greco originally painted it to be placed in a church chapel. For this reason, the original size of the painting is quite small, at only 57 x 33 cm. Despite its modest size, "Christ on the Cross" is an impressive work of art that continues to captivate viewers to this day.

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