Easter Triduum 3

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Nikolai Ge, Heralds of the Resurrection, 1867, Moscow Tretyakov Gallery

 

Nikolai Ge was a successful Russian realist painter with elements of symbolism and expressionism. His portraits are terrific, notably of Tolstoy, but he majored in religious themes and his Easter pieces, such as Christ with Pilate (Quod est Veritas) and Golgotha are superb. His Calvary in the Musee d’Orsay is quite stunning.

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