Two rare 15th-century paintings by Ercole de' Roberti have recently undergone conservation at the Getty. These panels depicting the emotional events leading to Christ’s crucifixion are now cleaned, newly revealing the artist’s mastery of compelling narrative and intricate detail. Discover the vivid drama exposed by the removal of centuries-old varnishes, before the paintings return to their permanent home in Dresden, Germany.
Support for this project and exhibition has been generously provided by the Getty Museum's Paintings Council.
The Garden of Gethsemane (top, pre-conservation; bottom, post-conservation), about 1485, Ercole de’ Roberti, panel. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden