Savior's Suffering - Jimi Underwood

This gallery includes oil paintings depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Mary Magdalene sits at the feet of Jesus as he painfully hangs on the cross. Mary’s face falls into the lower right third, and Jesus’s falls just left of the top right third. Thus guiding your eye directly towards the focal points. The red on Mary’s clothing pops against the analogous black/gray background. Red is known to represent danger and death.
This 16th century painting showcases three women surrounding Jesus on the cross. The symmetrical balance is achieved through Jesus and one of the women being centered in frame, while the other two are on each side of the cross. The most evident visual element is the color of the women’s clothing. The blue and red on each side of the Jesus represents the battle between good and evil.
Jesus limply hangs from the cross. His agony is quickly apparent. Centered in frame and lit brighter than the other characters, his twisted arms and feet, lifeless expression, fragile figure, green-tinted complexion, ragged loincloth, and large crown of thorns all contribute to the chilling provocation. The background color theme is analogous, but Jesus’s bright figure is contrasted against the other characters.
Jesus Christ hangs on the cross. Three women surround him. Jesus’s flailing loincloth and the crooked sign above his head suggests it to be windy. The painting is balanced symmetrically. The whole image has a sepia tone look. This is because the colors are analogous; a brown hue covers much of the painting.
Jesus hangs on the cross between two thieves. A man hands a sign to Pilate to place above Jesus’s head. Three characters sit at the bottom of Jesus’s cross, noticeably upset. Pilate and the man handing the sign to him both are wearing red, indicating danger and death. Anything that is not in the foreground and middle ground is black negative space.
Jesus Christ hangs on the cross with a bright yellow, heavenly light shining behind him. Three figures are under him. Most of the image is desaturated and musty, but the bright light shines in full saturation. Most of the lines are smooth, but the lines of the clothing of the characters below Jesus are very evident, creating a very textured look.
Mary Magdalene sits weeping below Jesus. This painting caused minor confusion and controversy due to the sign above Jesus’s head. It reads ICRI instead of INRI. This was a mistake by the painter. The color scheme of the background is complementary due to the dominant yellow and blue in the sky
This Dutch painting depicts Jesus on the cross, surrounded by three characters. The woman on the far left almost gets lost in the background due to the similar colors, but the other two pop off of the background. There is a lot of black negative space in the painting. The characters and ground are the only positive space.
Looking down toward the skull and bone at his feet, Jesus Christ hangs on the cross. Three characters surround him. Two of the characters are also looking down, while a third is looking straight at him. This, as well as the red clothing, suggests that he played a role in the crucifixion. His ribs evident from under his skin along with the blood flowing from his head, hands, feet, and side contributes to and represents the distressed situation.
Looking upward toward Heaven away from the skull and bones at his feet, Jesus hangs on the cross. The color scheme is the epitome of complementary, for the only two colors besides a small amount of blue in the sky are black and white. Curvy lines dominate the painting, giving off a sense of incorrect proportions.
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