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Shaped wooden crucifix
The oldest work of art in the Gualdo Tadino Picture Gallery is the shaped wooden crucifix from the church of San Francesco, dating from around the second half of the 13th century. Tempera on stacked panel, 300x237 cm. Work of an anonymous artist conventionally called Maestro del Crocifisso by Gualdo Tadino.
It comes from the first Franciscan urban church in Gualdo Tadino. Starting from the thirteenth century, the iconography of Christus Patiens, or suffering, portrayed with closed eyes, gradually began to replace that of Christus Triumphans, i.e. victorious over death, portrayed with open eyes. The spread of this new typology was particularly favored by the Franciscan Order which, in emphasizing the more human aspect of Jesus, had contributed to the affirmation of a new sensitivity in the relationship between society and religion. On the coping is written: I (ESUS) C (HRISTUS) NAZARENU (S) / REX IUDEORU (M).
On the sides the Virgin and San Giovanni, in the suppedaneo San Francesco.
In the WS the whole work is a detail

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19744 W: 130 N: 41839] (220759)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2021-11-20
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-01-07 0:25
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