Le Christ mort / Christ couché nu

Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier French

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A central subject in Christian imagery, representations of dead Christ or the entombment have featured in European art since the medieval era. More than the anatomical accuracy of a naturalist, this dead Christ reflects how Charpentier brings his stunning poetry of form and line to even the most austere subject.

Le Christ mort / Christ couché nu, Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier (French, Paris 1856–1909 Neuilly), Cast bronze with dark greenish brown patina, French

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