(b. ca. 1576, d. 1636, Valladolid)

Flagellation of Christ

c. 1619
Polychrome wood, height 177 cm
Vera Cruz, Valladolid

The Flagellation of Christ is a development of one of the iconographic peculiarities of Castilian Baroque. In contrast to the earlier representations of the sixteenth century, this show a low column which allows a graphic perspective on the tortures inflected on the naked body. If the merit of a work of art can be measured by its long term impact, then this figure is certainly successful: it continues to enjoy high popularity in the streets of Valladolid even today.