The deposition that Caravaggio conceived makes the sacrifice of Christ tangible. The composition seems to draw a diagonal line which from above (the Sky, the Spirit, the untouchability) leads to the bottom (the earth, the flesh), Christ’s hand touches the stone of the tomb, the Virgin does not have the face of a child playing with her son: she is a mother whose pain has carved every furrow. The man who holds the legs of Christ is tired, naked, worn out. The bare foot shows its material poverty. He looks at us, unsure. Perhaps it is a self-portrait of the artist.


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Project Details

  • Height 48 cm. Width 45 cm.

  • Engraved golden leaf on glass