Introduction / Using ARAS: The Symbolism of the Cross

[aras-image:5Go.020,,9,261,389,Cranach the Elder's Crucifixion Scene]
  A certain painting by Cranach the Elder may be heretical to traditional Christian theology for it places the Virgin and St. John in the centre of the painting with the figure of Christ on the cross to the right and the two thieves to the left
(5Go.020,). Here the central event is not the crucifixion itself, but rather the human reaction to it. ...