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The trip made by the Valencian Lluís Dalmau to Flanders in 1431 brought about a taste for Flemish elements in Aragonese art. This Calvary exemplifies a moment of transition between international gothic and northern styles: the faces become more expressive; the golden backgrounds were substituted by a rich natural landscape and the compositions, previously very simple, became multitudinous. The great number of people increases the dramatic sense of the scene, which is complemented by two angels flanking the figure of Jesus Christ.

Details

  • Title: Calvary
  • Date Created: Ca. 1480
  • Location Created: Valencia, Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: 177 x 92 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Fundación E. Arocena / Museo Arocena
  • Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on panel

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