Paper★★★☆☆Details Ink Archival LUCIA EX pigmented 12-color ink
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Description Original photo taken in the Cloisters. Located in Fort Tryon Park at the northern tip of Manhattan, the Cloisters are a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and are a treasure trove of medieval art.This crucifix was made of white oak and pine in Palencia, Spain during the latter half of the 12th century. The catalog of the Metropolitan Museum of Art describes it as follows:Wearing the golden crown of the King of Heaven, Christ is shown in triumph over death. This image of the living Christ on the cross is often found in Romanesque Spain. With much of its original color intact, the figure is enhanced by extensive gilding of the hems and the use of simulated jewels as well as large polished stones. As the convent from which this poignant image comes was not founded until the fourteenth century, the crucifix was probably made for the nearby Romanesque church that still stands at Astudillo.
Paul Coco, Brooklyn, NY Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement After a career in international sales and marketing, early retirement enabled me to turn a hobby into a passion and modern photo editing programs enabled me to add creativity to my view of the world.
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