Gerard David's Christ Nailed to the Cross Triptych in the Context of his Early Work
Museum Lecture Hall
The reunification of the three paintings of Gerard David's triptych, Christ Nailed to the Cross (around 1481), offers an extraordinary opportunity to reconsider the artist’s working methods and aims in the context of his early career. Maryan Ainsworth, curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the altarpiece anew and examines how David, a keen observer of everyday life, drew inspiration from the works of his contemporaries both in panel painting and manuscript illumination.
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