Oil on canvas. The composition emphasizes an upward motion, to the sky: the shape of the Cross with a short horizontal arm and vertical one touching the upper edge of the canvas; Jesus's white body that is reaching out the sky with his arms and eyes; Magdalene's pose who's head, face and all body are leaning to look at Jesus's face; the colors development from a dark brown of the earth to a blue getting lighter and less stormy, above Christ head. In the Cross's drama there is a refering to a strong spiritual and trascendent dimention of that event. Restored and displayed in frame.
Artist Lieven Mehus (1630 - 1691)