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Christ on The Cross was painted during the year 1631. Unlike many representations of the Christ, Rembrandt shows a simple human man nailed to the cross. This man shows suffering, agony and there are not divine interventions like rays of light or halos, commonly placed on other artworks about the Crucifixion. This is a rather unique view in a moment in history where religion was always be glorified, and painters would gain a lot of their acknowledgment for their ability to portray the sacred stories. Some would even consider blasphemy to represent Christ in such a human, non-divine manner. Controversy apart, the artwork is strikingly beautiful and intense. The image is framed in an arched format that follows the form of the cross.
The dark, cold background makes the Christ look very lonely in the image and enhances his suffering. The cross touches the bottom border of the artwork and is fixated below by stumps of wood. It’s not possible to see what those stumps are attached to, as they leave the panel. The cross is painted in shades of brown that show the light color of the wood. The light shines on to Jesus’ figure as if someone turned on a spotlight directly onto him. This dramatic effect is very common in Rembrandt’s work and an important characteristic of the Dutch Golden Era. But in this painting, the intensity is reinforced by the contrast between Jesus’ pale skinny body against the pitch dark background.
His arms are stretched, and his hands are nailed, where it’s possible to see wine red blood running down his fingers. His face is very intense and dramatic. Unlike common representations where Jesus would have a sober, holy aspect, in this piece is possible to relate to the pain he felt. His mouth is opened, and his bright blue eyes are looking ahead of him, showing the suffering and agony. He has dark brown hair and beard. On his head, a crown of thorn is placed, ripping his skin and mixing red blood with the brown mass of hair. His legs are stretched down, and once again there is a spot of wine red blood on the nail that attaches his feet to the cross, while a white fabric covers his waist.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Christ On The Cross, 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 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.