|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