The image is disturbing. And what else could a crucifix be? That Crucifix, then! The panel size is so uncomfortable that it even extends into a film. From the bottom up: the hand contracted in the last spasm. The shout addressed directly to the Father: “My God, why have you forsaken me?” And, given a loud cry, he died. ” The original point of view from the top down does not succeed in squashing that face, which actually breaches the spaces and reaches its destination untouched in the cosmic black. Then the head reclined, from the back and in the bright night, the hand now abandoned. This unique reading of the death of Christ puts Pietrasanta’s Crucifixion directly comparable to the major ones in the history of art.

Armando Cattaneo