This is a painting that allows the observer to appreciate and explore the Crucifixion in three separate parts, but together give the piece a whole different experience. In this painting we see Mary Magdalene, a prominent figure in Christianity on the left panel grieving, while the right panel is St. Veronica holding a cloth with a picture of Christ. The centerpiece, which is emphasized in brighter tones and more clarity, depict St. John, Mary, and a couple kneeling in prayer off to the side below Christ. Christ is depicted with such frailty but is the focus of the entire piece itself, which is apparent in their position at the bottom of the painting as well as St. John’s expression of awe in his gaze. A white loincloth, nails in his hands and feet, and oozing blood from his open wounds indicate that this is Christ and represent his recent death, while at the same time give the piece a more dramatic effect. The patterns in pose between the angels and the figures below them suggest that the angels are grieving with them, while also emphasizing the religious reference behind the piece. The repetition of swirling shapes represented in the cloth around Christ’s waist, the robes of the angels, and St. John’s cloak add the illusion of movement and breathe life into this dramatic piece. There is a rhythm of powerful emotion throughout the piece in the solemn posture of St. Veronica, and the painful expression on Mary Magdalene’s face. The most riveting is Mary and how she appears to be overwhelmed with emotion and falling to her knees while grasping the cross. All three pieces appear separate, but the landscape suggests a united connection to Christ and links all three pieces to an important moment. Together they all tell the story of love, loss, and worship.