Carlo Crivelli⁣ The Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels⁣ c

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Carlo Crivelli⁣ The Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels⁣ c. 1472⁣ “This arched panel was originally the top of a polyptych (a multi-panelled altarpiece) which Crivelli painted for the Franciscan church at Montefiore dell'Aso near Fermo in the Italian Marches.⁣ Two sad, child-like angels hold up Christ’s lifeless body, one nestling his head sorrowfully against Jesus’s shoulder. Their pink cheeks and chubby arms and legs form a vivid contrast to Christ’s gaunt and greying face. The long thorns of his crown are thrust under the flesh of his forehead; holes from the nails that fixed him to the Cross gape in the backs of his hands; blood trickles down the wound in his side. The Franciscan Order was especially interested in the suffering of Christ at the Crucifixion, as meditation on the pain of the Passion was believed to lead to salvation.”⁣ (The National Gallery, London)⁣ #carlocrivelli #carlocrivelli lli #thedeadchristsupportedbytwoangels #thedeadchristwithangels #15thcenturyart #franciscanchurch #thepassionofthechrist #religiousartwork #christianart #medievalart #polyptych #goldenartistcolors #angelsinart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #kunst #arte #artonig #igart #konst

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