73.6 F
New York
Monday, September 28, 2020
Home The Arts The Last Judgment - Joos van Cleve

The Last Judgment – Joos van Cleve

The Last Judgment

Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artist: Joos van Cleve (Netherlandish, Cleve ca. 1485–1540/41 Antwerp)

Date: ca. 1520–25

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 48 3/4 x 34 in. (123.8 x 86.4 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Graham F. Blandy, 1940

Accession Number: 40.174.1

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 639

This majestic scene is divided into heavenly and earthly zones, which are linked by two hovering angels blowing trumpets. Christ appears at the moment of judgment in a burst of light and color, surrounded by clouds and putti and flanked by the apostles. He blesses the saved, shown at lower left, while Saint Michael shepherds the damned into hell burning in the distance at right.
The nudes in the foreground reflect the artist’s study of prints after Raphael’s designs, and the figure of Christ seems to be inspired by the famous ancient sculpture of the Laocoön.

 

Upcoming Events

South Street Seaport Museum Extends FREE Entry to Wavertree through October 10, 2020

South Street Seaport Museum Extends FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16 and FREE Bowne and Co. Demonstrations...

Bryant Park: American Symphony Orchestra Pop-up Concerts this September

Bryant Park: American Symphony Orchestra Pop-up Concerts On the Upper Terrace Monday, September 14 Wednesday, September 16 Monday, September 21 Wednesday, September 23 5:30 - 6:30 pm As per the official...

Basic Income Bike Parade

Basic Income Bike Parade "Join Income Movement for the NYC Bike Parade for Basic Income. Let's show them what we can do, together." Saturday, September 19,...

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere

FOR THE LOVE OF DANCE, A NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION! In association with four/four presents Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm SummerStage Instagram https://instagram.com/summerstage Tune in on...

58th Annual New York Film Festival – Virtual and Drive In Screenings

58th Annual New York Film Festival - Virtual and Drive In Screenings This year, the New York Film Festival is expanding to a combination of...

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance 20th Anniversary Season Celebrating 20 Years in 20 Weeks Continues with WE WALK: Streets for Connection As Performers Activate the...

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance 20th Anniversary Season Celebrating 20 Years in 20 Weeks Continues with WE WALK: Streets for Connection As Performers Activate the...

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour – Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour Explore the neighborhood around the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, and hear about the people and places that were there in the...

Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with #BUnidos Video Series – All New Content during Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15, 2020

Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with #BUnidos Video Series - All New Content during Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2020 Join Ballet Hispánico as...

Rockefeller Center® Autumn Greenmarket Comes Back Wednesdays – Fridays

Rockefeller Center® Autumn Greenmarket Returns September 9 Offering Specialty Seasonal Products from Regional Farms Organized By GROWNYC Wednesday, September 9 – Friday, October 23 Wednesday through Friday,...

About