Van Heemskerck, Maarten

Van Heemskerck, Maarten

Van Heemskerck, Maarten: see Heemskerck.
Man of Sorrows is the name given to a trilogy of paintings by the Dutch painter Maarten van Heemskerck.

Each depicts Christ after the crucifixion attended by angels, with wounds prominently displayed, wearing the crown of thorns and a loincloth. Somewhat controversially, the loincloth is clearly wrapped around a visible erection. Van Heemskerck is not the only renaissance artist to depict Christ with an erection in death, which some scholars interpret as a symbol of his resurrection and continuing power.

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