Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Maesta (verso) (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The emotional intensity of the Stories of the Passion, from Christ Taken Prisoner to the Way to Calvary, reaches its most dramatic moment in the Crucifixion which, placed in the middle of the upper row, dominates the whole of the back section. The slender cross stands out against the gold ground, dividing the crowd into two separate groups. On the left are Christ's followers, subdued and orderly, their faces drawn with grief, amongst whom are Mary of Clopas, Mary Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene (dressed in red with her long hair unbound) and John the Evangelist. On the right, the priests and soldiers are shown mocking and insulting, with rough movements.

Keywords

Sienna, Italy, Siena, Italy (Cathedral at the Piazza del Campo), Style: Italian Byzantine, School: Byzantine, Movement: Byzantine, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Byzantine; School: Byzantine; Movement: Byzantine; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Sienna, Italy; Siena, Italy (Cathedral at the Piazza del Campo)

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0035

Maesta (verso) (detail)

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