Details
IMAGE number
MNS488076
Title
Christus Consolator, 1851 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Scheffer, Ary (1795-1858) / Dutch
Location
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN, USA
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
1851 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
65.1x87.6 cms
Description
inspired by Luke 4:18: "I have come to comfort those who are brokenhearted and to announce to the prisoners their deliverance; to liberate those who are crushed by their chains." The "brokenhearted" are depicted to the left. A kneeling woman mourns her dead child, while in the background (from left to right) we see an exile with his walking stick, a castaway with a piece of ship's wreckage in his hand, and a suicide with a dagger. Placed near these groups are Torquato Tasso, a sixteenth-century poet imprisoned as a madman, and figures representing the three ages of women. To the right of Christ are the oppressed of both the past and present, among them a Roman slave, a medieval serf, a Greek independence fighter, and a fettered African slave. With his left hand Christ releases from his shackles a dying man, who personifies Poland with the shattered weapons of his failed 1832 insurrection against Russia by his side. The repentant Mary Magdalene kneels beside Christ.
Photo credit
© Minneapolis Institute of Art / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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