Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Altarpiece of the Lamentation - Joos van Cleve

I also came across this painting recently, titled the Altarpiece of the Lamentation. It's by the painter Joos van Cleve, who was active in Antwerp around 1511 to 1540.

It shows a ginger-ish Jesus, accompanied by two very red-haired women - who I'm guessing are both a Mary of some description. There's also a cool-looking skull and bones beneath the saviour.

At the bottom of the picture is a Last Supper scene which also shows some distinctly ginger people.

These two in particular - no doubt the bottom one is El Judas.

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