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Vision of Cornelius the Centurion  1664

by Gerbrand van den Eeckhout

A dramatic play of light and shadow can add an emotional charge to the depiction of an event. This was the great lesson that Eeckhout absorbed from his teacher Rembrandt van Rijn in the late 1630s and was still using in 1664, when he signed and dated this painting. This is especially effective for representing contact between the human and the divine-here, the appearance o...
37 1/8 x 49 3/4 in. (94.3 x 126.3 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum