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Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez: Christ on the Cross

Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez 1599 – 1660

Christ on the Cross

oil on canvas (248 × 169 cm) — 1632 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez biography

This work is linked to Luke 23:33

The crucifixion reduced to its essence: a man alone on the cross.

The sign reads "Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews" in three languages: Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

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