This is a wall painting from Aastrup Church in Denmark from between 1500 and 1510 a.D. It shows the passion of the Christ, but as tarring and feathering as well as burning people at the stake was common in those days, such were the torments of Christ according to the medieval artist. Makes one wonder wheter the torments according to Mel Gibson are just the 21st century version of this - and the real passion was something different altogether.
I already mentioned the importance of these paintings here .
I cropped, resized, enhanced and sharpened for the web.
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jhm (142920) 2004-09-14 5:53
A painting for the perspective was painted, certainly very beautiful, Per, the colours are really. Everything sharp and clear.
mumek (20202) 2004-09-14 19:44
Always I am reading yours notes. Always something interesting and fascinating .The picture of old painting is very good, showing us a work of unknown medival artist. Very, very nice shot.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-09-15 12:51
Very fine capture you made of this old bible "cartoon" - yes at that time the people could the message in a raw maner - I do have one shot which I could post from Fanefjord and may be I will when I got more time.
Thanks Per - for sharing and for the note.
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-14
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Danish churches - outside and inside [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-13 16:48