GRECO, El
(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

Christ on the Cross Adored by Two Donors (detail)

c. 1580
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

On the painting a priest and a nobleman, probably the patrons who commissioned the painting, are shown praying before Christ on the cross. This detail shows the priest whose white surplice is similar to that worn by the priest in El Greco's Burial of the Count of Orgaz. He contemplates Christ's sacrifice with compassion and sobriety, his gaze leading our eyes upwards to Christ.




© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.