The Carrying of the Cross

The Carrying of the Cross

Oil and Tempera, the Mische Technique, 2013

The painting shows the moment where Mary sees her son carrying his cross. She is nearly fainting with horror and in the midst of his own suffering, Jesus puts out his hand to comfort her. In the background Veronica holds the veil that has Christís image, while Roman soldiers behind her keep watchful guard. In the distance on the right, two crosses are already in place.