A PRICELESS 16th century painting of the Crucifixion of Christ has been torn having fallen from a wall in Madrid.
Housed at the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the iconic work was hanging in the sacristy, an area closed to the public, when it fell due to weak nails supporting it in the wall.
It is now undergoing careful restoration with conservation experts from the Museo del Prado, to mend the ‘considerable horizontal tear’ brandished across the lower part of the life sized painting.
The painting was completed in 1558 by Venetian artist, Tiziano Vecellio – also known as Titian – who is widely recognised as the greatest Italian Renaissance painter of the Venetian School.
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