Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

size(cm): 35x25
Sale price£95 GBP


The painting "Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata" by Peter Paul Rubens is a masterpiece of Baroque art that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This work of art is one of the artist's most famous and is in the collection of the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

The painting depicts Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata, which are the wounds he received on his hands, feet, and side, which are believed to be a divine gift. The composition of the painting is impressive, with Saint Francis at the center of the image, surrounded by angels and other religious figures.

Rubens' artistic style is evident in this work, with his use of light and shadow to create a sense of depth and movement in the painting. Colors are rich and vibrant, with warm, earthy tones that create a feeling of warmth and spirituality.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Rubens is believed to have painted this work for the Church of Saint Francis in Antwerp, Belgium, in the 17th century. The painting was commissioned by the Franciscans to commemorate the canonization of Saint Francis of Assisi in 1622.

A little known aspect of this painting is that Rubens used live models to create the image of Saint Francis and the other characters in the painting. The model for St. Francis is said to have been a beggar Rubens encountered on the streets of Antwerp.

In summary, "Saint Francis Receiving The Stigmata" is an impressive work of art that combines Rubens' technical skill with his deep knowledge of religion and spirituality. This painting is a jewel of Baroque art and one of the most important works in the Museo del Prado collection.

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