The Passion of Christ: The Resurrection
1951
Oil on canvas
The Passion of Christ: The Flagellation
1951
Oil on canvas
Those paintings were exhibited in “The Passion of Christ” exhibition (1952, Drouant David Gallery, Paris) with The Crucifixion (owned by Maurice Garnier Gallery, Paris) .
Buffet depicted Christ with strait and powerful lines in monochrome tone on a huge canvas of 2.8m in height and 5 m in width. The carefully controled expression and its stoïcism seize visitor’s inner self and raise a sympathetic emotion to this tragedy. The deep spiritual sollow enrobed in a finished style of beauty lets us feel the painter’s calm passion and faith. The ambitious works were realised three years after he gained his fame by being awarded the Prix de la critique at the age of 20 years old.