Title: The Crucifixion of Christ
Artist: Carl Bloch
Size: 25 x 33 cm
Just as he suffered alone, Christ is solitarily placed against the ominous sky looming above him. Being the focal point of the piece, his lifeless body brings the eye down to the mournful scene below him with Mary Magdalene, the Virgin Mother, and John the Beloved, all grieving in disbelief. John’s gaze carries the viewer to the three figures on the right approaching with a ladder and linens for Christ’s descension. Having been granted permission to remove Jesus’ body from the cross, this engraving depicts Joseph of Arimathea approaching triumphantly with the help needed to remove the Lord’s body.
Carl Heinrich Bloch (May 23, 1834 – February 22, 1890) was a Danish painter. He was born in