Kruisdraging, Pieter Brueghel de Jonge II, Bonnefanten

Art as covert resistance?

For artists, the Carrying of the Cross offered many striking details, a rewarding subject for painting or carving in wood. Initially, in the late Middle Ages, we see the image mainly as part of the Passion, the series of events that led to Christ's "death on the cross, with the Crucifixion as the "culmination".