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The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ

1622

Johann König

(German, 1586-1642)

Oil on copper

Unframed: 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 1/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2017.192

Description

According to Christian belief, three days after his death by crucifixion, Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. König’s interpretation of this traditional theme employs vivid colors and explosive poses to express the drama of the event. Meticulous brushwork delineates exquisite details, and draws attention to the luminous landscape and the three holy women hastening towards Christ’s vacant tomb.

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Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on copper

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