Crucifix after Francesco di Vannuccio

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after Francesco di Vannuccio (1356 –89)

Virtually every duomo in Italy had a crucifix, sometimes sculptured, but the most popular form was the painted cross. Little is know about the Sinese artist Vannuccio, but this large painted cross demonstrates his ability and artistic insight. The angular, contorted body communicates suffering to the viewer creating an emphatic emotional effect.

This Italian cross is in the Bob Jones University Museum in Greenville, SC.

Mixed media with gold leaf

2009

8 x 6