Hans Memling, Christ Blessing, 1481

From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston:

Memling was one of the major figures of early Netherlandish painting. The portrait-like conception of this painting was inspired by a medieval document that gave a physical description of Christ. Both the sensitive modeling of the face and the gesture of the left hand casually resting on the bottom of the frame create an illusion of space and depth. The painting is still in its original frame, an exceptionally rare survival. The date of the painting (1481) is inscribed at the top center of the frame.

 

Posted on April 10 2012, with 104 Notes

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