Download low-resolution image. Christ is perched on the window sill and the opulent cushion under him appears to jut out over the edge of the sill, a deep shadow falling beneath it. Like many early Netherlandish painters, Bouts used cheaper pigments for the underlayers. Learning Teachers and schools Young Producers Outreach. Visit us Plan your visit Floorplans Access Families. More paintings by Dirk Bouts. The warm, glowing colours are characteristic of the technique of applying layers of transparent oil glazes over opaque underpainting.