The Agony in the Garden and Christ at the Column by Alejo Fernández
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A year ago when I discovered Jesus on the Way to Calvary, one of Alejo Fernández’s masterpieces, I never thought that two other works of this German genius who left his best works in the 16th -century Spain would pass through my hands this soon. The Prayer in the Garden and the Christ at the Column are two wonderful works that, in their small format, sum up the best of this Central European artist: a night full of mystery and a palatial interior where the elegant figure of Christ acquires the position and elegance of a classical sculpture. Alberto Velasco tells us about it in this magnificent studio that I now present to you. Alejo Fernández was one of the giants of the Spanish and European Renaissance. Despite its well known production, its figure has continued to grow and it is, as we see in these magnificent works, the perfect synthesis of a medieval Europe formed by the new art. Attribution and a stylistic and iconographic analysis, has also taken the opportunity to present a new vision of the artistic output of the master, putting forward new suggestions that constitute a major contribution to the history of Renaissance Hispanic painting.