Here, Grünewald gives his interpretation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary. One of the important things about Grünewald is that he believed that in order to experience deep intrinsic faith, one must "reexperience within himself not only the boundless joy of Christ's triumphs but also the searing pains of his cruxifiction." Buidling from this belief, he used color, emphasis, and movement in order to invoke emotion but by showing Jesus at his virtually most painful time instead of is his triumphs. The overall color pallet is dark and grim; the sky is dark green and Jesus' body is a sickly green color. The movements of John the Evangelist, Mary Magdelene, and the Virgin Mary are desperate and filled with sorrow, thus adding to the atmosphere of the piece. Overall, Grünewald chose to use a depiction of Jesus in his most vulnerable point in order to, in turn, incite adoration.