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  • Calvary

    Artist:
    Duccio di Buoninsegna, follower of, c. 1255-before 1319
    Technique:
    tempera
    Dimensions:
    91,5x55,5 cm

Duccio di Buoninsegna, follower of, c. 1255-before 1319

Calvary

Italy, Middle of the 14th century

The artist used the traditional gold background and "reverse perspective", by which the figures present at Christ's execution are portrayed as a single mass extending vertically, their heads one above the other. At the same time he sought to convey the depth of space by showing the figures at the foot of the cross just half the size of those in the foreground. In the left group we can identify the Virgin Mary, falling senseless into the hands of Mary Magdalene and John the Evangelist. To the right is the Roman centurion, who came to believe in Christ. In the elongated proportions of the figures, in the artist's attempt to convey the emotional state of his characters, one can feel the influence of Gothic art.

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Calvary

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tempera

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91,5x55,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1919; handed over from the State Museum Fund; originally in the Prince A.G. Gagarin collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5507

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