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The Pentecost  1600

by El Greco

Spanish Title: Pentecostés [br] This work depicts the moment when the Holy Ghost, in the form of flames, rests on the Virgin and the Apostles on Pentecost day in Jerusalem, as is told in the book of Acts (2: 1-5). The bald, bearded Apostle who looks out at the viewer from the right of the canvas has been identified as a self-portrait, or as a portrait of the artist´s fri...
275 x 127 cm (108.3 x 50 in)
Oil on Canvas
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