Descent from the Cross, c.1435 Rogier van der Weyden (c.1399/00-1464)

Location: Prado Museum Madrid Spain
Original Size: 220 x 262 cm

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12th June 2016 8:44pm
Rogier van der Weyden - Descent from the Cross

This marks the moment of the artist's maturity and is one of the most monumental conceptions. The scene, as in contemporaneous sculpture, directly relates to theatrical performances.

The space is a narrow stage on which the sculptural figures are compressed in twos - threes at the centre - that do not protrude beyond the architectural setting. Walls close off the stage. The ground is rocky and has flowers growing in it. The composition moves from St. John to the Magdalen on the right.

In this large curve, the fainting Madonna and the lifeless body of Christ inscribe two big, repeating ellipses, moving laterally and arrested above by other curves moving in the opposite direction. This web of agitated motion (to which other associated elements are connected) also has repercussions from front to back in the entangled and embracing figures. The complex thus organized in a narrow space, within a reduced volume, assumes an agitated, dramatic quality through the containment of geometric and volumetric rhythms. This is reinforced by internally connected flows and returns, which require a visual itinerary that is continuous, but rich in breaks and contrasts.

To this compositional drama is added the plastic elements of the figures and the drapery - restless and fragmented - as well as the discontinuous rhythm of the distances both aboye and below of the intersecting solids and voids. The artist does not spare sumptuous and brilliant notes in the grandiose composition, which achieves by stylistic means a rare power of tragic representation.

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