Saturday, June 17, 2017

Seven sacraments: baptism (1641-42)

Seven sacraments: baptism (1641-42)
Nicolas Poussin 1593/94 – 1665
oil on canvas (95 × 121 cm) — 1641-42
Matthew 3:17 - And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
As John pours water over Jesus' head, a voice from Heaven is heard: "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

The dove symbolises the Holy Spirit, which at that moment descends on Jesus.

This painting is from Poussin's series on the Seven Sacraments. Another painting shows the Ordination.
>>>> Seven sacraments

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