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Peter Crucified

Caravaggio's crucifixion of St Peter. A difficult subject since Peter insisted on being crucified upside down.


Cave to Canvas, Peter Paul Rubens, The Elevation of the Cross, c....


Rubens -- "The Entombment" -- Circa 1612 -- Peter Paul Rubens -- Flemish -- Getty Museum

from The Art of Manliness

Baroque Art Basics

Caravaggio, Conversion of St. Paul, in the Santa Maria del Populo, Rome (opposite the chapel wall from the Crucifixion of St. Peter).C'est celle - là la bonne ! Good description of the style


How did the 12 disciples die? Andrew = Crucified on an X-shaped cross Bartholomew or Nathanael = Flayed alive with knives James the elder = First apostle martyred James the lesser = Sawn in pieces John = Died of natural causes on the isle of Patmos Judas Iscariot = Hung himself Jude or Thaddeus = Killed with arrows Matthew or Levi = Martyred in Ethiopia Peter = Crucified upside-down on a cross Philip = Died by hanging Simon the Zealot = Died a martyrs death Thomas = Killed with a spear



"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint... my mouth is dried up like a potsherd ... they pierce my hands and my bones are on display...people stare and gloat over me." Psalm 22 Peter O' Neill gallery


"For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor ANY created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39, emphasis added)


vapula: RUBENS, Peter PaulLamentation over the Dead Christ (detail) 1613-14 Oil on canvas Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna