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Christ at Gethsemane II. The painting by Carl Heinrich Bloch
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Christ at Gethsemane II

Christ at Gethsemane II is an oil on canvas by the Danish painter Carl Heinrich Bloch. Bloch had a fundamental place in establishing a famous image of Jesus in his country, a reason why he is adored by many Christian institutions to this day. After a commission for the decoration of a castle’s chapel, he worked on eight altarpieces for Nordic countries. Block was a very accomplished painter during his lifetime, and even though his work fell out of fashion during Modernism’s reign, he has been reevaluated since the 1990s. Christ at Gethsemane II is an excellent example of Bloch’s most famous production: a picture showing Christ and an angel against a dark and contrasting background.

Christ at Gethsemane II is an oil painting that displays all the inspiration that Bloch garnered from Rembrandt, his most praised painter: a dramatic use of lighting to achieve the emotional substance of a Biblical narrative. The image was painted on a rectangular canvas, and it shows a downhearted Jesus kneeling and praying while an angel caresses his head. The background is almost entirely taken by shadows, and there is a light grey tree right behind Jesus. Through his red garments and luminosity, Jesus is highlighted made the composition’s main focal point.

While being prepared to become a Navy officer, Bloch fell in love with drawing. His first teacher was Theodor Ludwig Restorff, with whom he had drawing lessons. The artist also got acquainted with Restorff’s work as a landscapist and listened to his insights about art. Convinced that becoming a painter was his calling, Bloch entered the Royal Danish Academy in 1849. Through his association with the Academy, Bloch rose to prominence: he enrolled in Wilhelm Marstrand’s classes of Model Drawing and soon enough was participating in contests. In the subsequent years, he won a grant, which allowed him to travel and complete his education while studying firsthand the masterpieces of the Old Masters.

Heinrich Bloch’s oeuvre is a prime example of Academic style. Academic painting became known for its Neo-Classical and nostalgic bent: it was focused on working with realistic principles, endless studying the masterpieces from previous periods. It was also imperative to learn the characteristics of human anatomy, the perfect depiction of perspective, as well as preparing many previous studies and sketches after engaging in the final painting. Academic painters were valued for their technical virtuosity, with the ability to paint reflective surfaces, such as water and metal, as well as a wide array of elements difficult to translate into the canvas, like fabrics, movement, and textures.

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