Rogier Van der Weyden - The Deposition of Christ

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Rogier Van Der Weyden painted the Deposition from the cross. This remarkable painting is full of detail that Kelly explains so well. The painting was commissioned for an altarpiece for the Leuven Guild of Archers for their chapel. Many Art Historians consider it the most influential work of the 15th century, certainly one of the most dramatic religious paintings of its era. A story that can become so overly familiar that it loses its power is made fresh in Van Der Weyden’s hands.