|Christ with Thorns (left) and Christ Mocked by Soldier, |
1880, Carl Bloch
|Though an outstanding portrait painter, Bloch apparently |
preferred photos of himself to self-portraits.
|The Roman Tavern, 1866, Carl Bloch|
|These and seventeen others depicting the life of |
Christ were all painted between 1865 and 1879.
|Only in the museum setting can the scale and emotional impact of Bloch's major works be appreciated.|
|Though Bloch's style is obviously related to the Realism|
movement of his time, and thus somewhat dated in
appearance today, they have lost none of their spiritual
power when seen up-close and personally.
|Bloch painted several versions of this scene.|
|A Smiling Monk, 1888, Carl Bloch|
|Little Ragman, Carl Bloch|