Christ Carrying the Cross


Artist: Titian or Giorgione
Year: c. 1508-1509

Christ Carrying the Cross, an oil painting by the greatest Italian painter Titian, where Jesus is depicted with a cross on his shoulder and the executioner is holding the rope on his neck with a dejected expression while Jesus is giving a quiet look towards the fortune-teller. The painting that symbolizes devotion has been mentioned in several historical documents. Currently the painting is in the church of San Rocco, taken over to the eponymuous Scuola.

Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art