The Resurrection of Christ

Caliari, Paolo, gen. Veronese (1528-1588) | Painter


Images are silent narratives. Observe how the artist creates space and dynamism through his arrangement of the figures. Like a sun god, the risen Christ floats up from his tomb on Easter Sunday. The starkly contrasting figure of the soldier is positioned at the front edge of the picture. The much smaller soldier reaching in vain for his sword adds spatial depth to the scene. In the background, we see the subsequent moment, when the women find an angel at the empty grave.

Material & Technique
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1570/75
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 235