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Christ, with hand raised in blessing, is a commanding presence. The new shoot growing from the tree stump symbolizes his resurrection. Encouraging viewers to identify with the subject, the landscape evokes the mainland around Venice – the divine present in the familiar. The artist copied the work of Bellini, the leading painter in that city. For many, originality was less important than a powerful image referencing to other, well-known works.
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Materialsoil (and egg tempera?) on wood, transferred to canvas
162.7 x 92.4 cm