Arnold Böcklin, The Deposition, c. 1874, detail: Mary Magdalene and St. John
I adore this one — the Magdalen’s tortured posture, their clasped hands, the intensity of John’s gaze… these two don’t interact a lot in art and it’s a shame because this is gorgeous.

Arnold Böcklin, The Deposition, c. 1874, detail: Mary Magdalene and St. John

I adore this one — the Magdalen’s tortured posture, their clasped hands, the intensity of John’s gaze… these two don’t interact a lot in art and it’s a shame because this is gorgeous.

#art history #st john #mary magdalene #19th century
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