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Christ bearing the cross
 
16th Century
Gerolamo ROMANINO
Christ bearing the cross
[Cristo portacroce]
c 1543
Oil on canvas
81 x 72 cm  [HxW]
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano
 

According to the Gospels, Jesus, prior to his crucifixion was dressed in a red mantle and a crown of thorns was placed on his head. Blood trickles down his forehead. Soldiers beat him with canes and mock him. Dominico Fetti, a Roman artist who died young, was influenced by Caravaggio’s exaggerated lighting and detailed observation. He was also interested in the lighting effects of the art of the Venetians.

 
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