Thursday, December 26, 2019

A red-haired Jesus by Van Gogh

Here's The Pietà, a painting made after Delacroix in 1889 and now kept in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

The museum relates how Van Gogh hastily began work on the Pietà: "The Delacroix lithograph La Pietà, as well as several others, fell into my oils and paints and was damaged. This upset me terribly, and I am now busy making a painting of it, as you will see." Although stained, the lithograph survived.

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