Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary

Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary
Artist Raphael
Year 1516-1517
Medium Oil on panel transferred to canvas
Location Museo del Prado, Madrid
Dimensions 125 in × 90 in
318 cm × 229 cm

Many art critics regard this oil painting as classic Raphael painting – depicting the life of the Messiah. It was created between the years 1516 to 1517 as an altarpiece.

The painting tells the story of Jesus slipping to a road on his way to Golgotha while carrying the cross where he would be crucified to death. The artwork is seen filled with emotions as if watching a drama but one could also notice how Raphael contrasted this sad scene including the Virgin Mother suffering and weeping from severe emotional pain by using warm and light coloring of the picture. The long road to the site of crucifixion was further emphasized by increasing the density of the images at the lower portion of the picture while keeping the top which shows the mountain, almost empty.

One response to “Christ Falling on the Way to Calvary”

  1. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE CROSS N @ THE PLACE OF HIS EATH MUST NOT BE LIGHTLY ESTEEMED…JUST FOR ME 2CE. JESUS CAME N DID IT JUST FOR ME.JUST FOR ME 2CE**JESUS CAME AND DID IT JUST FOR ME!!!

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