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Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple  1570

by El Greco

In this tempestuous scene, El Greco depicted an angry Christ driving the moneychangers from the Temple. An uncommon theme, it became increasingly popular in the latter half of the sixteenth century, promoted by the Council of Trent as a symbol of the Catholic church's attempt to purify itself after the Protestant Reformation. Here El Greco portrayed partially draped women ...
65.4 x 83.2 cm (25 3/4 x 32 3/4 in.)
Oil on Panel
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