BABUREN, Dirck van
(b. ca. 1595, Wijk bij Duurstede, d. 1624, Utrecht)

Christ Washing the Apostles Feet

c. 1616
Oil on canvas, 199 x 297 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Baburen's broadly narrative Christ Washing the Apostles Feet typifies the Utrecht School formulaic, stages approach. St Peter's pose, as he protests that Christ should not lower himself to such a humble role, anticipates the violently active figures Bernini sculpted on some of his Roman fountain bases.

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