Friedrich Overbeck: Easter Morning

Easter Morning: Friedrich Overbeck

1818’s Easter Morning by German painter Friedrich Overbeck depicts Jesus Christ blessing Mary Magdalene. The colours of the landscape and robes, and different levels in the picture show a return to the devotional images of the early Renaissance, such as the work of Giotto. Overbeck was part of the Nazarene school of art in Germany. They advocated a return to the simple grace of pre-High Renaissance art.

Friedrich Overbeck: Easter Morning is in the Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf, Germany

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