Pieta (by Delacroix) by Vincent Van Gogh

Pieta (by Delacroix) by Vincent Van Gogh

The painting “Pieta” was written by Van Gogh in 1889 by lithography from the painting of Eugene Delacroix. The decision to write this work was taken as a result of an unpleasant incident: the lithograph from the picture of Delacroix fell into oil paint and lost its appearance. Very sorry for this, Van Gogh decided to reproduce the lost work in color. Despite the damage, the lithography was carefully preserved.

The painting is atypical for Van Gogh, he rarely turned to religious topics and chose similar subjects for his paintings. But for him it was customary to express his feelings and feelings

through painting, and perhaps this work did not become an exception in this respect.

There is a suggestion that in the image of Christ, Van Gogh depicted himself. He could compare himself with him, for he felt himself as suffering and misunderstood, carrying the cross of his unclaimed art through a mocking crowd. Some art critics also find an external similarity between Van Gogh and the red-bearded Christ.

As a figure of Christ, so the whole picture as a whole is a creative reworking of the work of Delacroix. Van Gogh did not depart from the composition of the original, but the manner of performance is typically Van Gogh, easily and easily recognizable by the viewer.

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