Wednesday, September 02, 2015

an unusual crucifxion

In most paintings of the crucifixion you see St. John standing by Our Lady  or comforting her. I think this is the first time I've ever seen St. John folded in to her comforting, protecting arms and I think that it is closer to the truth than other paintings I've seen. St. John was there because he ran to Mary after leaving Caiphas's house. It was she who gave him the courage to follow Our Lord to Calvary.

2 comments:

Gina Guarnere said...

And the bones of Adam and Eve (along with the serpent) are just below Our Lord and Lady. This is an exquisite bit of Sacred Art.

Thank you so much for always sharing these!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Eugene in this one actually lived up to his family name "de la Croix".

It means "of the Cross", if you don't know French, any reader (sure Dymphna does, I suppose, politely).