Christ as the Suffering Redeemer  1500

by Andrea Mantegna

The Gospel according to St. Luke begins its account of the Resurrection thus (24: 1-2): [br] [i]”Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.” [/i] This painting follows the text in its depiction of the landscape in the background. The women are a...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark