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Christ Risen by Rubens in the Palatine Gallery

The masterpiece by the Flemish artist shows the athleticism of Christ's body rising triumphantly

Pieter Paul Rubens's Risen Christ is triumphant. The Resurrection of Christ is a recurring subject in the Flemish painter's production. This work from around 1615 shows the athleticism of Christ's body caught in the moment of rising triumphantly, a gesture that opposes to the slow one with which the angel is lifting the shroud from His head.
A really evocative work that seems to announce a message of hope: the triumph of light over darkness.


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