Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Taking Of Christ. Maundy Thursday. Caravaggio.

File:Caravaggio - Taking of Christ - Dublin.jpg

English: The Taking of Christ.
Deutsch: Die Festnahme Christi.
Artist: Caravaggio (1573 - 1610).
Date: Circa 1598.
Current location: National Gallery of Ireland,
Dublin, Ireland.
Notes: English: Also known as "The Judas Kiss".
Notes: Deutsch: Auch bekannt als „Der Judaskuss“. Es existieren mehrere zeitgenössische Kopien des Werkes, unter Anderen die in Odessa befindliche und zwischenzeitlich gestohlene Version File:Caravaggio - Taking of Christ - Odessa.jpg.
Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Taking of Christ, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Caravaggio's application of the chiaroscuro technique shows through on the faces and armour, notwithstanding the lack of a visible shaft of light. The figure on the extreme right is a self-portrait.

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