The theme of the picture is the Flagellation of Christ by the Romans during his Passion. The biblical event takes place in an open gallery in the middle distance, while three figures in the foreground on the right-hand side apparently pay no attention to the event unfolding behind them. The panel is much admired for its use of linear perspective and the air of stillness that pervades the work.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe.
Chronology: 15th century
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image
Source: Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Identifier: DE 229
Copyright: Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
Abstract: Painting by Piero della Francesca.