Jerusalem (painting)

Jean-Léon Gérôme Consummatum est.jpg
ArtistJean-Léon Gérôme
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions82 cm × 144.5 cm (32 in × 56.9 in)
LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris

Jerusalem (French: Jérusalem) is an 1867 painting by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. It is also known as Golgotha, Consumatum Est and The Crucifixion (La Crucifixion). The foreground depicts the ground of Golgotha with the shadows of three crucified men: Jesus and the two thieves. Further back in the picture is a crowd of people moving away from the scene. In the background is the city of Jerusalem under a cloudy sky.

It was characteristic of Gérôme to depict not a violent event itself, but the aftermath of such violence; see The Death of Caesar, The Execution of Marshal Ney, and The Duel After the Masquerade.

The painting marked Gérôme's return to history painting after a period of exploring orientalism. Like much Christian art of the era, the depiction was influenced by Ernest Renan's Life of Jesus.[1]

The painting was presented at the 1868 Salon. Since 1990 it is located at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.[2]

  1. ^ "Jean-Léon Gérôme: Jerusalem". Musée d'Orsay. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  2. ^ "Jérusalem: Notice de l'œuvre" (in French). Musée d'Orsay. Retrieved 2016-11-13.

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