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Detail of Christ in the Copenhagen painting

Unknown artist1570

SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst

SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst

The painting is one out of four almost identical Dutch paintings. The four paintings show Christ driving the traders from the temple and represent four versions of the same subject.

These are stories about morality, illustrated through enigmatic scenes in and around the temple, all playing on messages about religious conflicts and the contrasts between rich and poor, the learned and the ignorant. All of it set within a multi-ethnic society that almost seems to prefigure our own.

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  • Title: Detail of Christ in the Copenhagen painting
  • Creator: Unknown artist
  • Date created: 1570
  • Medium: Oil on wood

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