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Born in 1599, the Spanish painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was the leading artist under the King Philip IV court and one of the most influential artists in the Spanish Golden Age. Velazquéz's work became a model for Realist and Impressionist painters. Some of his masterpieces were re-interpreted by some of the most iconic painters from all time, like Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
Painted in 1632 by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez in a Classicist style, the masterpiece Christ on the Cross is currently housed at the Museo del Prado, in Madrid, Spain. This astonishing work of art was made during the period when Velázquez stayed in Rome and made several pieces studying nude bodies with his remarkable skills, displaying all the dignity, nobility, and serenity of Jesus Christ.
It is also noticeable the influence of Caravaggism, displaying the chiaroscuro technique, the contrast between light and dark colors, in order to achieve the sense of a three-dimensional perspective in the painting.
Following the current iconography used in the XVII century, Diego Velázquez painted this oil on canvas with life-size dimensions, with 249cm height and 170 cm width. He was inspired by a painting of his master, Francisco Pacheco, portraying Christ in a classic contrapposto posture, with Jesus supporting most of his weight with his right leg. With one nail carved on each feet side by side, and supported by a wooden brace, the son of God is portrayed with his arms in a subtle curve, and nails also stuck on his hands.
In his head, the traditional golden halo, magnificently painted in a way that shows the audience the light emerging from the holy man. Christ's face is displayed resting on his chest, with his hair covering the right part, passing the impression that the scene is after his death, represented in a very Baroque style of painting.
The work of art was probably commissioned for the sacristy in San Plácido Convent. It remained in the belongings of Manuel Godoy until his death, when it was returned to María Tereza de Borbón, Countess of Chinchón. After the Countess possession of the masterpiece, it was given to King Fernando VII by her brother in law, the Duke of San Fernando de Quiroga. He sent the canvas to the Museo del Prado, where it is housed today.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Christ on the Cross 1632, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Christ on the Cross 1632 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.