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Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple  1571

by El Greco

Christ's expulsion of the money changers who were desecrating the temple in Jerusalem was a favorite theme in Counter-Reformation art. To Catholics, it symbolized purification of the church through internal reforms and the expulsion of Protestant heretics. [br]Known for his uniquely Mannerist style, El Greco used jarring lines, confused space, and illogical lighting in thi...
46 x 59 in. (116.84 x 149.86 cm)
Oil on Canvas
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