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Detail. The bottom left corner houses Veronica with the holy shroud, her eyes half-open and the face looking back. Finally, at the top left is Simon of Cyrene, his face upside upturned.
Thanks for this! Great piece. It's not from the same era by any means, but this one's been haunting me since I saw it at the DIA (quite a while ago now):
Not really surreal, at least not any more so than the Greek myth which inspired it, but certainly disturbing. Especially because there's some basis to it: horses do apparently sometimes throw down on some flesh. Horses of instruction, my arse!
As far as the Renaissance painters go, especially Dutch, I've always really liked Brueghel's (the elder) stuff. Equally preoccupied with religious themes, comparably grotesque. In tracking down his paintings, I see one of them was used on a Black Sabbath album cover. 'Nuff said? His other stuff is broad in scope and often whimsical, which I like, such as this one: