The Crucifixion

size(cm): 60x35
Sale price£150 GBP


Thomas Eakins' Crucifixion is a masterpiece of American realism depicting the crucifixion of Jesus in a detailed, realistic style. The painting is one of Eakins' most important works and is considered one of the best depictions of the crucifixion in art history.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a large amount of detail adding to the sense of realism. The figure of Jesus is rendered with great precision, with every muscle and vein in the body clearly defined. The figure of the Virgin Mary, who stands at the center of the painting, is equally impressive, with an expression of pain and sadness that is poignant.

The color of the paint is another interesting aspect. Eakins uses a dark, earthy color palette that reflects the sadness and pain of the scene. Brown and gray tones combine with the dark red of blood to create a somber and emotional atmosphere.

The story behind the painting is also fascinating. Eakins began work on The Crucifixion in 1880, but the work was not completed until 1895. During this time, Eakins experienced a number of personal and professional problems that affected his ability to work on the painting. Yet despite these obstacles, Eakins persevered and created a masterpiece that has stood the test of time.

There are some lesser known aspects of The Crucifixion that are also interesting. For example, the painting was originally commissioned by the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, but was rejected for being too realistic and graphic. The painting has also been the subject of controversy due to its depiction of the figure of Jesus, which some have considered too human and not divine enough.

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