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The painting by Italian artist Paolo Veronese was created under the great influence of the Renaissance. Its size is 102 × 102 cm. It is painted on canvas with oil.
The artist tried to convey and create the Crucifixion on canvas, where the reality of the demise and the martyrdom of Christ were reunited and did not fill in the greatness of this event. Relying on the gospel source, striving for credibility, they more clearly focus on its universal role and significance.
The first thing that the eye falls on in this picture is an extraordinary composition. Artists usually depict the cross with the crucified Christ in the center, but here they were purposely brought to the left side.
The figure of Christ can now be observed in a rather unusual perspective. Namely in profile. Just the same, this position allows the viewer to see and feel the unnatural posture of Jesus and the fractures of unbearable pain. All this recreates the visible and striking face of torment and suffering.
Veronese gave special meaning to the landscape in this painting. Along the terrifying and vague sky, thundering clouds are stubbornly crawling. They have already almost occupied most of the entire upper space, and are ready to burst into a violent thunderstorm, which will tell all people about the approaching disaster.
To convey even more tragic moods, the artist attached a significant role to human experiences as well. Here, gestures, lighting and postures of the characters in the picture are already noticed. Clear colors of clothes are found in heavy colors and accentuated against the background of a gloomy sky.
The general tragic tension is conveyed in the expressive and lively silhouette of Mary Magdalene petrified in grief. A piercingly bright yellow robe, combined with brown-red tones, sounds like an exclamation of despair.