The Mourning Virgin


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533

The figure is to be understood as part of a typical Crucifixion group of the Virgin and Saint John flanking the crucified Christ. The brilliant flame-like movement is a sign of the reviving Gothic. A taste for the Gothic never died out completely in Germany and it revisited the late baroque with a vengeance.

The Mourning Virgin, Lindenwood, polychromed and gilded, German

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