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|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 197 cm
Depth 4 cm
Width 245 cm
|Accession number||2693 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1965|
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
Kunst van formaat. De collectie XL vanaf de jaren vijftig (2018)
|Geographical origin||Spain > Southern Europe > Europe|