Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Altar wall with the Crucifixion
Alternate Title:
Crocifissione di Cristo
Image View:
Detail, top of the painting, Christ crucified next to one of the thieves, surrounded by angels; a demon takes the soul of the thief
Creator:
Jacopo Salimbeni (Italian painter, active ca. 1404-1427); Lorenzo Salimbeni (Italian painter, 1374-ca. 1420)
Location:
repository: Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista (Urbino, Marches, Italy)
Location Note:
Via Francesco Barocci, 31
GPS:
43.7256 12.6345
Date:
1416 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Late Gothic
Work Type 1:
fresco (painting)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
pigment on plaster
Technique:
fresco painting (technique)
Relation Work:
partOf Oratory of St. John the Baptist Fresco Cycle
Subjects:
cycles or series; New Testament; saints; Jesus Christ
Description:
The Oratory of St. John the Baptist (Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista) is a 14th-century small chapel or prayer hall best known for its Late Gothic style fresco cycle (1416) by the brothers Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni. In terms of content, form, and artistry, The Crucifixion on the altar wall is clearly the culmination of the entire series of paintings. The Salimbenis' wall painting represents the populous or expanded type of Crucifixion often designated the Mount of Calvary. Beginning in the fourteenth century, this type with its opportunities for secondary motifs (such as the joust at the base of the crosses), became increasingly popular. The fresco cycle is dated 1416 in an inscription under the Crucifixion. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-LJS-OSJB-C-A35
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Altar wall with the Crucifixion