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Spanish school, 17th century. "Saint Francis receiving the stigmata". Oil on canvas (original). It

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Spanish school, 17th century.
"Saint Francis receiving the stigmata".
Oil on canvas (original).
It presents perforations and faults.
Measurements: 123 x 97 cm.
Baroque painting of Spanish school. The canvas shows Saint Francis of Assisi standing, receiving the stigmata of the crucified Christ on his hands and feet. He is accompanied by another Franciscan saint, who huddles on the ground with his rosary, frightened by the divine apparition. Faithful to the biblical narrative, a winged Christ bursts into the sky (in this case surrounded by a court of seraphim in a typically Baroque break of glory). Legend has it that the saint was stigmatised on Mount Albernia, where he had retired and where the vision of Christ with six wings, nailed to a cross, took place. In a mirror image, the wounds of Jesus were reproduced on his body. The forest clearing has been reproduced with abundant foliage, and a mountainous background can be seen in the distance. The rich earthy and sienna tones of the meadow turn to bluish tones on the horizon.
Saint Francis receiving the stigmata was a popular chapter in the life of this saint born in Assisi in 1182. The son of a merchant, he abandoned the comforts of his family heritage to found one of the mendicant orders with the largest following. St Francis was canonised two years after his death in 1228, and his biographer was Thomas of Celano. St. Francis died in the convent of the Portiuncula, near Assisi, where he met with his disciples. The stigmatisation took place in 1224, on Mount Albernia, where the vision detailed by Thomas of Celano took place.

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Spanish school, 17th century.
"Saint Francis receiving the stigmata".
Oil on canvas (original).
It presents perforations and faults.
Measurements: 123 x 97 cm.
Baroque painting of Spanish school. The canvas shows Saint Francis of Assisi standing, receiving the stigmata of the crucified Christ on his hands and feet. He is accompanied by another Franciscan saint, who huddles on the ground with his rosary, frightened by the divine apparition. Faithful to the biblical narrative, a winged Christ bursts into the sky (in this case surrounded by a court of seraphim in a typically Baroque break of glory). Legend has it that the saint was stigmatised on Mount Albernia, where he had retired and where the vision of Christ with six wings, nailed to a cross, took place. In a mirror image, the wounds of Jesus were reproduced on his body. The forest clearing has been reproduced with abundant foliage, and a mountainous background can be seen in the distance. The rich earthy and sienna tones of the meadow turn to bluish tones on the horizon.
Saint Francis receiving the stigmata was a popular chapter in the life of this saint born in Assisi in 1182. The son of a merchant, he abandoned the comforts of his family heritage to found one of the mendicant orders with the largest following. St Francis was canonised two years after his death in 1228, and his biographer was Thomas of Celano. St. Francis died in the convent of the Portiuncula, near Assisi, where he met with his disciples. The stigmatisation took place in 1224, on Mount Albernia, where the vision detailed by Thomas of Celano took place.

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