Giovanni Battista Castello

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion by Giovanni Battista Castello

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Castello was influenced by the villa decorations of Luca Cambiaso in Genoa, as well as by Raphael and Giulio Romano. Although much of Castello's work was centred on architectural decoration on a very grand scale, he also produced intimate votive works such as The Crucifixion, which reflects Counter-Reformation teaching which stressed the suffering of Christ and his followers in a manner designed to touch the spectator's emotions.

Title
The Crucifixion
Artist/creator
Production date
1609
Medium
tempera on paper
Dimensions
593 x 468 x 37 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1927
Accession no
1927/2/2
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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