Van der Weyden’s Deposition, an oil on wood art creation, is presented in vivid, colorful three-dimensional forms showing 10 figures, who were labeled to be close relatives and friends of Jesus Christ. The sense of space is exemplified as figures are shown in front and some behind. The cross, which is the center of the painting, creates a vantage point for space, as the figures revolving around it clearly show spatial orientations. Most profound in identifying the rationale for juxtaposition of the figures is the relationship of these men and women to Christ’s life. For instance, Mary, mother of Christ bears almost the same position as her son, indicating the grief and loss she shares from her son’s death. According to Art and the Bible, “the woman in blue is Mary, Jesus' mother. Her immense grief causes her to faint. In her fall, her body takes on the same shape as her son's, implying that her suffering is close to his”.