kristus ja mataleena

Albert Edelfelt , Kristus ja Mataleena, 1890
Edelfelt has placed Christ in a Finnish landscape, in a grove of birches beside a lake. He wears bast shoes. The model for Christ was Finnish painter Magnus Enckell, and the model for Mary Magdalene was a servant of Edelfelt’s, whose young groom had recently drowned. A neighbor of Edelfelt’s recalled that in order to capture a sad expression on the girl’s face, Edelfelt led their conversation to his death.

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Kristus ja Mataleena
Albert Edelfelt

1890

 Edelfelt has placed Christ in a Finnish landscape, in a grove of birches beside a lake and he wears bast shoes.

 The model for Christ was Finnish painter Magnus Enckell, and the model for Mary Magdalene was a servant of Edelfelt’s, whose young groom had recently drowned. A neighbor of Edelfelt’s recalled that in order to capture a sad expression on the girl’s face, Edelfelt led their conversation to his death.

credit: Ateneum