||[Apr. 7th, 2007|09:28 am]
I was a bit hard on Grunewald. And the Church. So I thought maybe I'd make amends by posting a picture of the Crucifixion that I like.
Perhaps the truth is I don't like any pictures of the Crucifixion.
They're all trying to manipulate me.
Besides, naked blokes with beards don't do it for me.....
And then I thought of this one.
The Jesus is the least thing about it.
The people you remember are God the Father and Mary the Mother- figures of immemorial dignity.
This isn't the picture of a guy being tortured to death. It's the picture of a Mystery.
Masaccio was the first painter to master the third dimension. And it's not just about trompe l'oeil.
It's about creating a doorway, a gateway, a portal .