RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
Christ Triumphant over Sin and Death1615-22
Oil on canvas, 182 x 230 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
This composition shows the resurrected Christ triumphant over death and sin. The skeleton and the snake at his feet stand for death and sin. The figure of Christ is taken from Rubens's Last Judgment in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.