May 11, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "Easter 2012 – Hans von Aachen: Carrying the Cross"

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Easter 2012 – Hans von Aachen: Carrying the Cross

Date of Issue : 9 March 2012

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. One of the most influential artists was a painter of northern Mannerism – Hans von Aachen (1552 – 1615).

It is dominated by Jesus falling under the weight of the cross, surrounded on both sides by soldiers who urge the procession to move forward.

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