This sculpture was made in Valladolid in 1634 and it was commissioned by the church of Saint Miguel and Saint Julián. Now is in the National Museum of Sculpture in Valladolid.
With respect to the features of the Baroque art this sculpture didn´t represent many movement and fleeting movements that because is lying in place like a bed, but the author (Gregorio Fernández) makes this sculpture to surprise the public, he started with the theme of the "Santo Entierro" and from this theme he pruposed an other "cuerpo muerto".
In this picture Christ alredy was crucified and was nude only with the "paño de pureza" above him. This kind of blanket was made by Gregorio also, it have a lot of rigid folders.
Appart to the polychromed wood of this that done, to made it more realistic Fernández used some different materials: ivory tooth, cristal eyes, lumps of sawdust in the wounds and also in his nails from his feets and hands.
This work was made to show it from a lateral, because the head of Christ was tilted to his right, the left leg it´s above the right leg, and his position is also a little bit tilted from the rigth.
This work was made by Gregorio Fernández a spanish Baroque sculptor who was born in 1576 in Lugo and was died in 1636 two years after made this scupture. His main themes for the scupture were religious, like Christs, Virgins,etc.
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