Friday, May 19, 2017

Pentecost (c. 1600)

El Greco 1541 – 1614
oil on canvas (275 × 127 cm) — c. 1600

Acts 2:2 - And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

The flames of the Holy Ghost descend on Mary and the twelve apostles. The bald apostle who looks at the spectator could be a self-portrait.

El Greco made this painting as part of an altarpiece for the church of the monastery Lady Mary of Aragon in Madrid. The altarpiece also included an Annunciation, Baptism, Crucifixion and Resurrection.
>>>> Pentecost

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