Tag Archives: Luke

The painting of the Good Samaritan in Bracciano Castle

Stephen Martin Thailand   Fig. 1. The Good Samaritan, Bracciano Castle, Lazio, Italy, c. 1600–1610. Photographed by author with curator’s permission to publish in Hektoen International. The Orsini of Bracciano were one of the richest and most powerful aristocratic families in early modern Italy.1 Much of their impressive collection remains in Bracciano Castle, Lazio,2 and […]

The artistic depiction of Christ’s crucifixion: history meets biomechanics

Mark Ransom Johnson City, Tennessee, United States   Crucifixion (1430), Hans Von Tubingen, Punkstall Medieval Collection, Vienna, Austria. In Von Tubingen’s work, Crucifixion, Jesus is seen nailed through the hands on a 20+ foot Tau cross, while the thieves to His side are bound by ropes to their patibulums. The artistic depiction of the crucifixion […]