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La recuperación del Calvario

Friday, 3 April, 2015

Sometime between 1455 and 1464, probably in Brussels, the obscure Netherlandish artist Rogier van der Weyden painted a notable crucifixion scene on fourteen planks of Baltic oak. It is housed now in the royal monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, northwest of Madrid and, recently restored, it is on exhibit in the Museo del Prado until 28 June.

Good Friday

“Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.” – W.H. Auden


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