Sunday, April 04, 2010

Cristo alla colonna, Antonello da Messina

A collection of paintings of the suffering Christ, painted by Antonello da Messina, who was born in Messina in 1430 and dies there 49 years later. He did not leave behind a very large body of work and what remains contains these depictions of Christ's sufferings, around Easter time as well as some Madonnas and a number of portraits of handsome (young) men from around his time. I was fortuante to come to Rome in 2006 when there was a large exhibition of most of his works, having previously come across him in Palermo in Sicily in 2004.


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