The Way to Calvary  1610

by Domenichino

The cross pins Christ to the ground under its weight as he struggles on the way to his Crucifixion. With his mouth parted as if to speak, Christ looks sorrowfully out at the viewer. The large figures and compressed composition enhance the sense of his oppression under the massive cross and the cruelty of his tormentors. [br] Domenichino paid particular attention to indiv...
55.2 × 67.6 cm (21 3/4 × 26 5/8 in.)
Oil on copper
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