VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Crucifixion (detail)

1580-82
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

This Crucifixion leads us through a long, episodic narrative held together by the view of Jerusalem in the background. It anticipates the landscape conventions of the succeeding century, especially in the huge repoussoir cavalry, as well as in the doleful, disorderly procession moving towards the starkly lit figure of Christ crucified.




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