Artist: Anthony van Dyck
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: c. 1622
Location: San Zaccaria,
Mark 15:34-35 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah."
Jesus’ cry is an Aramaic quotation of Psalm 22:1, which was sometimes recited at this time of day in prayer but takes on a special significance when Jesus prays it. The first line would evoke this whole Psalm for the religious sufferer - and its hope of vindication.
Anthony van Dyck (March 22, 1599 – December 9, 1641) was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in