Giordano was one of the most notable Neapolitan baroque painters of the late 17th century.

With outspread arms, Christ rises powerfully from the sealed grave towards heaven. His body is surrounded by a bright light which illuminates the clouds behind him and highlights individual body parts of the startled soldiers in the dark, giving the scene an even more theatrical quality. The ochre clouds in the background are sketched with swiftly rotating brushstrokes, while the body of Jesus and the grave guards are carefully elaborated.


  • Title: Resurrection
  • Creator: Giordano Luca (1632–1705)
  • Physical Dimensions: w116 x h114 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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