I'm sorry,but this does not do a thing for me.goldenruler said:This is a very high-resolution (18.1 MP) from my collection of hundreds of images of the Crucifixion to complement wonderful images submitted by crassus to this thread. It is one of my top ten favorites of my sculpture portion of the collection, but not in the top five, which probably have not been viewed by many as they were very difficult for me to find. These top five are absolutely stunning and I can post them if you want.
I like this one because of the raw starkness of it, the application of the garment and the body form/posture. I know it is far from being cruxably correct, with the size of the cross, the nailing procedure and all, but it really is quite stimulating to me.
There are at least a dozen equally amazing images in this high-resolution collection and because they have been drastically reduced here you cannot see the extrordinarily stunning and stimulating detail. I can blow up portions of this one and others from the collection if you or others like, so you can see what I mean!
I mean no irreverence to religious sensibilities by posting these types of images and apologize to those who might be offended. To me they are just art and no more represent who they are trying to portray than the man in the moon.
I believe it was a life-size replication of this sculpture in the hall way of my parochial school that first lit my crux fantasy fire at the age of 6 or 7.
Since those very young and impressionable years I've always looked down from the cross and never looked back.
Again, great thread!
These images are posting smaller than I intended, but I'll get the 'hang' of it!