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Saint Bernard and the Virgin
Oil on canvas. 1645 - 1652
Cano, Alonso
Saint Bernard and the Virgin
Oil on canvas. 1645 - 1652
Cano, Alonso

This scene from the life of Saint Bernard (twelfth century), depicts the moment when the saint received a stream of milk from a statue of the Virgin and Child, on the altar. A Cardinal watches the mir [+]

The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso
The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso

Cano lived in Madrid on two different occasions. The first (1638-1651), during which he was able to study the Royal Collection, absolutely transformed his concept of color and brushstrokes. Contact wi [+]

Saint Benedict's Vision of the Globe and the three Angels
Oil on canvas. 1658 - 1660
Cano, Alonso
Saint Benedict's Vision of the Globe and the three Angels
Oil on canvas. 1658 - 1660
Cano, Alonso

A native of the province of Nursia, the holy abbot that founded the Benedictine Order in the sixth century appears inside his cell, where he witnesses the apparition of a globe held by three angels in [+]

Saint Francis of Assisi in the Porziuncola with the Donors Antonio Contreras and María Amezquita
Oil on canvas. 1659
Caro, Francisco
Saint Francis of Assisi in the Porziuncola with the Donors Antonio Contreras and María Amezquita
Oil on canvas. 1659
Caro, Francisco

Christ and the Virgin Mary appear to Saint Francis at the church of la Porziuncola and the saint asks them for plenary indulgence for all pilgrims to that site. We know the artist´s name because it is [+]

Juan Martínez Montañés
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1635
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
Juan Martínez Montañés
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1635
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

A sculptor is shown modeling (possibly in wax) a head of Philip IV, making this one of the most important 17th-century Spanish portraits of an artist. Besides its impeccable quality, this work is a ve [+]

The Crucified Christ with a Painter
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1650
Zurbarán, Francisco de
The Crucified Christ with a Painter
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1650
Zurbarán, Francisco de

A painter devoutly contemplates the almost-sculptural figure of Christ on the Cross, which stands out against the dark background. It is Saint Luke, who was not only an evangelist, but also a doctor a [+]

The Stigmata of Saint Francis
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1651
Cano, Alonso
The Stigmata of Saint Francis
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1651
Cano, Alonso

This canvas was part of the decoration of the chapel dedicated to that saint at the Franciscan convent of Santa María de Jesús (known as San Diego de Alcalá) in Alcalá de H [+]

Saint James of the Marches
Oil on canvas. 1659 - 1660
Zurbarán, Francisco de
Saint James of the Marches
Oil on canvas. 1659 - 1660
Zurbarán, Francisco de

The Franciscan friar Jacopo della Marca (1391-1476) was known for his reforming zeal and for his involvement in a complex debate on the divinity of Christ’s blood, shed during the Passion. The present [+]

Christ Crucified
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Cano, Alonso (Attributed To)
Christ Crucified
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Cano, Alonso (Attributed To)

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Saint Anthony of Padua
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Cano, Alonso
Saint Anthony of Padua
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Cano, Alonso

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Saint Peter liberated by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1652 - 1657
Cano, Alonso
Saint Peter liberated by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1652 - 1657
Cano, Alonso

Saint Peter was sleeping when an angel woke him in order to break his chains and release him from prison. The stone block on which the saint is sleeping and the keys and sandals on the floor are his i [+]

The crucified Christ
Oil on canvas. 1631
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
The crucified Christ
Oil on canvas. 1631
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

Unlike the Christ Crucified (P1161) from the convent of San Plácido, whose authorship and extraordinary merits are uncontested, the present work has produced division of opinions among historia [+]

Saint John the Evangelist in Patmos
Oil on canvas. Second half of the XVII century
Cano, Alonso (Attributed To)
Saint John the Evangelist in Patmos
Oil on canvas. Second half of the XVII century
Cano, Alonso (Attributed To)

The holy evangelist sits on a boulder with a book in his hands. He looks to the heavens where a tenuous light reveals a vision of the woman and dragon of the Apocalypse. The composition is similar to [+]

Saint Joseph with the Christ Child
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1650
Martínez, Sebastián
Saint Joseph with the Christ Child
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1650
Martínez, Sebastián

Saint Joseph grasps Jesus’s arm to prevent him from taking fruit from the basket. This action is loaded with meaning, given the sacrificial and Eucharistic significance of both the Child’s violet tuni [+]

The penitent Saint Jerome
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Cano, Alonso
The penitent Saint Jerome
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Cano, Alonso

Saint Jerome was meditating in solitude when an angel sounding the trumpet of the Last Judgment appeared to him. This was a particularly popular subject with seventeenth-century artists and Alonso Can [+]

Christ the Saviour appears to Saint Teresa
Oil on canvas. 1629
Cano, Alonso
Christ the Saviour appears to Saint Teresa
Oil on canvas. 1629
Cano, Alonso

This scene is based on Las moradas [The mansions] (1588), the text by the Saint in which she describes her “spiritual marriage” to Christ. Like its pair (P8152), this canvas was part of the altarpiece [+]

The Crucifixion
Oil on canvas. 1635 - 1665
Cano, Alonso
The Crucifixion
Oil on canvas. 1635 - 1665
Cano, Alonso

The crucifix is probably the most characteristic image in Christian iconography, and it was certainly one of the most widely depicted and owned in the Spain of the Habsburg monarchs. Sculptures or pai [+]

The Virgin and Child
Oil on canvas. 1645 - 1652
Cano, Alonso
The Virgin and Child
Oil on canvas. 1645 - 1652
Cano, Alonso

With its very straightforward composition, this painting has the serenity and restfulness that characterize many of Alonso Cano´s religious works. The painter´s skill at assimilating the most varied i [+]

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