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Easter 2012 – Hans von Aachen: Carrying the Cross Issue number
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The theme of Carrying the Cross became popular in medieval art because of its epic possibilities. It allowed including a number of motifs associated with the journey of Jesus to Golgotha in the picture. In the 16th century, renaissance artists could not have missed this opportunity. One of the most influential artists was a painter of northern Mannerism – Hans von Aachen (1552 – 1615). As if the viewer had, in front of their eyes, a smaller stage, but with extremely numerous extras – the characters in the foreground with all their gestures and their figures draw the view to the...

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