Christ Carrying the Cross by Hieronymus Bosch was created in c. 1510. The painting is in Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK). The size of the work is 76,7 x 83,5 and is made as an oil on panel.
Christ Carrying the Cross is one of Jheronimus Bosch’s late works. The artist has stripped this intriguing composition, in which the struggle between good and evil is the central theme, of any sense of space. Christ’s head is surrounded by a dynamic group of grotesque “tronies” or faces. While the composition may seem chaotic at first glance, its structure is actually very rigid and formal. (Read more in Museum of Fine Arts Ghent)
About the Artist: Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Little is known of Bosch’s life or training. Bosch lived all his life in and near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, which was located in the Duchy of Brabant. He became a popular painter in his lifetime and often received commissions from abroad. In the 20th century, when changing artistic tastes made artists like Bosch more palatable to the European imagination, it was sometimes argued that Bosch’s art was inspired by heretical points of view as well as by obscure hermetic practices. Read more