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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Cross as Compositional Structure in Art, Artist van der Weyden



The above painting is by Flemish artist, Rogier van der Weyden (1399-1464). The compositional structure in his painting, The Descent from the Cross (1435), is based on the Latin cross. Viewers first see the important vertical line. The line is the direction of gravity. The pose of the Virgin Mary, repeats the pose of the Christ figure including the two figures that hold her as she falls. This pose was new for Flemish art; a technique of van der Weyden. The canons of Denis the Carthusian (Roman Catholic theologian and mystic) stressed the consequence of the Virgin Mary and her belief in Christ's spirit at the moment of his death. Denis expresses the conviction that the Virgin Mary was near death when Christ died; Van der Weyden's painting suggests this idea.

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