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Grande crucifixion rouge et noir

Grande crucifixion rouge et noir

Antonio Saura (in 1963)

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Spanish religious art is traditionally extremely realistic and dramatic. In some Crucifixions in Spanish churches, it seems as though real blood is dripping from Christ’s face. Saura’s work exhibits the spontaneous, wild, gestural style that was fashionable in the 1950s, applied to figures that seem to have stepped out of paintings by Velázquez or Goya. In this Crucifixion, the blood drips as it does in its old Spanish counterparts.

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Title Grande crucifixion rouge et noir
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 197 cm
Depth 4 cm
Width 245 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Antonio Saura
Accession number 2693 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1965
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1965
Age artist About 33 years old
Exhibitions Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
Kunst van formaat. De collectie XL vanaf de jaren vijftig (2018)
Geographical origin Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

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Antonio Saura

Huesca 1930 - Cuenca 1998

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