What are some famous paintings of Jesus on the cross?


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Famous paintings of Jesus on the cross include "Christ of St. John of the Cross," "The Yellow Christ," "Christ on the Cross" by Vel�zquez and "The Crucifixion" by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Other artists that have depicted the crucifixion of Jesus include El Greco, Delacroix, Goya and Botticelli.

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"Christ of St. John of the Cross" was created in 1951 by Salvador Dali, which is an oil on canvas. The painting's inspiration came from a dream. Dali described the image having come to him in color and that it represented the nucleus of an atom and its metaphysical embodiment was Christ.

"The Yellow Christ" by Paul Gauguin, was created in 1889. It is also an oil on canvas. This painting, along with Gauguin's "The Green Christ" are considered the key works of symbolism in painting.

"Christ on the Cross" by Diego Vel�zquez is on display in the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. It is an oil on canvas piece. "The Crucifixion" by Lucas Cranach the Elder is an oil on panel created in 1532. Cranach was a court painter who lived during the Protestant era. His paintings were his method of depicting the new faith and are celebrated among art enthusiasts.

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