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Saturday, March 17, 2007

El Greco: Christ carrying the Cross





GRECO, El
(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)
Christ Carrying the Cross
1580s
Oil on canvas, 105 x 79 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



This painting is among the most beautiful devotional paintings of El Greco. It was very successful: there are seven closely related versions of this image for private meditation.

A later version hangs in Museo del Prado, Madrid




GRECO, El
(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)
Christ Carrying the Cross 
1600-05
Oil on canvas, 108 x 78 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid