Sunday, July 01, 2007

Bouguereau: Pietà

William Bouguereau (born 1825 - died 1905)
Pietà (1876)
Oil on canvas
90 1/2 x 58 1/4 inches (230 x 148 cm)
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

The weeping Mary is cloaked in a robe of black.

She, together with the dead body of Jesus are surrounded by eight weeping angels surround them in an arc, like a rainbow.

At the bottom lies the crown of thorns. There is also a white cloth covered in the blood of Christ. There is also a pitcher of water.