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Cross in art: photography, cinema, painting and music

September 13, 2021
cross in art

A small gallery about the representation of cross in art: how it is interpreted by different artists in painting, photography, cinema and also music. I like the way cross is represented in different style and contexts.

About painting:




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cross in art


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Edvard Munch


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Salvator Dali

Read something more about following painting by Rembrandt here.

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cross in art

In the famous Caravaggio’s Vocazione di San Matteo (following image) you can notice the cross reference looking at window in the highest part of the scene. The symbolism is underlined also by the beautiful light which probably is a divine sign.

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About photography:

An humor and ironic shot with a strong contraposition between sacred and profane: this is Elliot Erwitt’s style.

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Elliot Erwitt

Again a fusion between cross and light as the symbolism in Caravaggio. This is by Richard Sandler, a beautiful and theatrical picture taken in the streets of NYC.

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Richard Sandler

About cinema:

One of the first scene of Hateful eight directed by Quentin Tarantino.

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Hateful eight

Robert De Niro in Cape Fear directed by Martin Scorsese.

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Cape Fear

Something about music:

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Guns N’ Roses





cross in art


That’s all folks


 Stay well, have always light in your life


Best, F.S


Read one of my latest article about light:

Light can tell a story



Read previous article about color:

Complementary colors: cinema, photography and art

Red in art, painting and cinema here

Orange in cinema

 Yellow in cinema

read also:

Social classes and racism: street photography and cinema

Underground: street photography, street art and cinema

The midnight meat train: cinema and street photography

The wonderful photography in Federico Fellini’s movies


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