Saturday, April 3, 2010

Picture of the day: Deposition by Raphael

This beautiful and emotional scene is painted by Raphael in 1507.  We see Christ, now dead, taken down from the cross.  Mary, his mother, is in the center of the painting, holding his hand and looking sick with grief. 
I saw this painting when I was in Rome last November.  It is upstairs in the small, but wonderful Galleria Borghese. 

2 comments:

  1. An amazing painting I hope to get to Rome someday.

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  2. Yes it is! I was there for the first time last year, but I will definitively be back!

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