Thursday, 13 April 2017

Maundy Thursday. The Taking Of Christ In The Garden Of Gethsemane.



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 VersionFile:Caravaggio - Taking of Christ - Odessa.jpg.
Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art
(Wikimedia Commons)

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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