The Burden of the Cross

size(cm): 40x60
Sale price£158 GBP


The painting "The Carrying of the Cross" by Hans von Aachen is a masterpiece of Baroque art that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This work of art depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is one of the most moving and moving depictions of this event in art history.

Hans von Aachen's artistic style is unique and is characterized by his ability to create dramatic and emotional compositions. In "The Carrying of the Cross", the artist uses a dramatic lighting technique to highlight the figure of Jesus Christ and create an effect of depth in the painting. The composition of the work is impressive, with a great amount of detail and elements that combine to create a powerful and moving image.

Color also plays an important role in painting. The artist uses a dark and gloomy color palette to create an atmosphere of sadness and pain. Red and brown tones are used to bring out blood and earth, while blue and gray tones are used to create a feeling of cold and desolation.

The story behind the painting is equally fascinating. Hans von Aachen was a German artist who lived in the 16th and 17th century. The work was commissioned by Emperor Rudolf II of Austria and is believed to have been completed in 1590. The painting was exhibited at the imperial court in Vienna for many years before being transferred to the National Gallery in Prague in 1918.

There are many interesting and little known aspects of "The Burden of the Cross". For example, it is believed that the artist used live models to create the figures in the painting. It has also been suggested that the work was influenced by the work of other artists of the time, such as Titian and Caravaggio.

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