GIORDANO, Luca
(b. 1634, Napoli, d. 1705, Napoli)

Resurrection

after 1665
Oil on canvas, 114 x 116 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

A tremendous force bears the transfigured body of Christ from the sealed tomb up into the light. The soldiers in the dark foreground, who have been roused from their sleep, witness the mystery and fall back in terror.

An altarpiece in Naples, painted by Caravaggio in 1609 and destroyed in 1805, is cited as the model for this work.