The Lebowski Cycle – The Deposition from the Cross

The Deposition from the Cross (After Pontormo) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72" x 40"

Here is a newly completed painting from the Lebowski Cycle. This one is loosely based on The Deposition From the Cross by Jacopo Pontormo. It is actually based as much on the tradition of  paintings that depict the Descent from the Cross, of which there are many versions.

The Deposition from the Cross Jacopo Pontormo - c. 1525–1528 Oil on wood 313 cm × 192 cm (123" × 76") Santa Felicita di Firenze, Florence

The Angels at Christ's Tomb Edouard Manet 1864 Oil on canvas 179.4 cm x 149.9 cm (70 5/8" x 59") The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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