(b. ca. 1465, Mons, d. 1529, Bruges)


Oil on oak panel, 117 x 172,5 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

In 1971, the Crucifixion from the village church at Koolkerke entered the collection of the Groeninge Museum as a permanent loan. The existence of this large panel had hitherto been unknown, its very anonymity helping to preserve what turned out to be a masterpiece of Provost. The painting shows a dramatic, almost filmic, panorama of the scene at Golgotha. This work was produced in the mature period of the artist.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 22 minutes):
Guillaume Dufay: Hymns