The Seven Last Words-The Fifth Word

After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the scripture), "I thirst," A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. (John 19: 28-29)
Horace Pippin, The Crucifixion


This is the Crucifixion by Pennsylvania artist, Horace Pippin. Pippin was a self taught folk artist.
Caspar David Friedrich, The Cross in the Mountains

In contrast to Pippin's work, Friedrich painted in the romantic style of the 19th century. The highlight of this period is bringing together man and nature. Here the artist makes Christ the one reconciling man and nature, bringing together the conscious and unconscious.