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Mary Magdalene
Oil on canvas. 1616
Tristán, Luis
Mary Magdalene
Oil on canvas. 1616
Tristán, Luis

This delicate female figure has been identified as Mary Magdalene before Christ on the cross. The work formed part of the altar piece of the parish church of Yepes (Toledo), together with Saint Monica (P-2836), whose wrinkled face contrasts with the soft, rounded features of the Magdalene, who is painted with long brushstrokes and softer transitions between light and shade.

The Crucifixion
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1613
Tristán, Luis
The Crucifixion
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1613
Tristán, Luis

This depiction of Christ, lifeless on the cross and flanked by the Virgin Mary and Saint John, is considered one of the finest of many images of Calvary painted by this artist from Toledo. It is also a significant example of his painting, which owes much to the compositions and figurative models of his fundamental teacher in Toledo: El Greco. Finally, it reflects the Carravaggesque chiaroscuros sh

Saint Monica
Oil on canvas. 1616
Tristán, Luis
Saint Monica
Oil on canvas. 1616
Tristán, Luis

This painting comes from the altar piece of the parish church of Yepes (Toledo), where it belonged to a set of images of saints that accompanied large paintings depicting scenes from the life of Christ. Saint Monica was the mother of Saint Augustine and was considered a model Christian wife and mother. Tristán paints her in bold strokes and contrasting lighting in order to accentuate her sc

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