Look hard, look carefully, search and search. Each picture of Van der Weyden takes time because there are so many details that we could spend hours in front of them. For example, the tears. Few artists have painted tears like this Belgian who was born in the last year of the 14th century.
After four years in the Museo del Prado's workshop, the immense panel, more than three and a half meters high, is ready to be exhibited. exhibition from March 24 to June 28, 2015 in Room C of the Jeronimos Building of the Prado Museum..
"El Calvario"which is usually housed in the Monastery of El Escorial, will be exhibited at the Prado Museum along with "The Descent from the Cross" (Gemäldegalerie in Berlin) and the "Triptych of Miraflores". (Prado Museum). This is the first time that the only three paintings that can be attributed with certainty to Van der Weyden have been brought together.
It is one of the most impressive and original works of the painter for the grandeur and expressiveness of his figures. After its restoration it has been possible to recover the true sensation of three-dimensionality of the figures.
Van der Weyden is considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time. Capable of painting anything, ignoring the logic of space and transcending the space between painting and sculpture.