Passion in Venice at the Museum of Biblical Art

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Curators Bill Barcham and Catherine Puglisi discuss the exhibition “Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese,” on view at the Museum of Biblical Art. The show presents works on a central theme in Christian Art: Christ as Man of Sorrows. Drawn from national and international loans, "Passion in Venice" includes works in different media, including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, prints, sculpture, and liturgical objects.

Private Collection
Jacopo Tintoretto, Christ Mocked, c.1548–1549

Oil on canvas, 35 × 34.48 in.
Inscribed: i. tentoretto.f.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, inv. 3336
Paolo Veronese, The Dead Christ Supported by Angels, 1563–1565

Oil on canvas 87 × 98.6 in.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia/John G. Johnson Collection, 1917, Pma acc. cat. 158
Carlo Crivelli, Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels, c.1470–1475

Tempera and tooled gold on panel, 27.95 × 18.58 in.

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, cma 1916.806/Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund, 75–241
Leandro Bassano (1557–1622), The Dead Christ with Angels, c.1580

Oil on canvas, 48.54 × 37.99 in.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia/Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg, 1987, inv. 1987-53-34b
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) after Alonso Cano (1601–1667) Dead Christ, 1882–1890

Graphite pencil, watercolor, on wove paper; 4.88 × 4.56 in.
Inscribed (along right side): “Soccio, 7 rue/Maître albert”

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor/Gift of Albert C. Hooper, inv. no. 41751
Anonymous German or Northern sculptor, Memento Mori, mid-sixteenth century

Boxwood, height 11.4 cm (4.3 in.); with figure released and standing, approx. 7.87 in.

Museo Diocesano, Treviso
Anonymous Veneto goldsmith, Hexagonal Pyx, with the Man of Sorrows as the lid handle, 1474

Gilt silver, 12.99 x 4.92 in.
Inscribed: div o / jesu chr / unig en / dei f / optimo maxi mo / deodatus / an sal / mcccclxxiiii / klivl

Art Institute, Dayton, OH/ Museum purchase with funds provided by the 1971 Associate Board Art Ball and the Virginia V. Blakeney Endowment, 1970.29
Cristoforo Solari (fl. 1489–1524), attributed to, Man of Sorrows, c.1500

Marble, 26.57 × 12.59 in.


Bill Barcham and Catherine Puglisi

Comments [2]

Joseph Cavalieri from east village new york

I am a current glass artist STILL working with Jesus. "Jesus Mood Box"
Check out this posting - you need to scroll down a bit to see the image



Feb. 16 2011 01:16 PM
Oscar from ny

The elijah told that jesus never got touched by anyone in earth and that it was an annomous human in the cross that died

Feb. 16 2011 01:12 PM

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