Christ on the Way to Golgotha

Room 32
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Giambattista Tiepolo
and workshop
Venice, 1696 – Madrid, 1770
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The scene depicted is that of Christ carrying the cross on the path to the hill of Golgotha, to be crucified. The action is developed with great theatricality by mwans of the gestures and attitudes of the characters, and of numerous details. Colour plays an important role here, with tone and contrast being usd to create illusionistic effects. In this canvas Tiepolo returns to a theme he had previously painted for the church of Sant’Alvise, in Venice.


After 1738

79 x 88.3 cm

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, long-term loan to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, 2004

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Oil on canvas
Century: 18th
Subject: Religion
Giambattista Tiepolo - Crist camí del Gòlgota - Posterior a 1738
Crist camí del Gòlgota