File:Champaigne, Philippe de - Saint Augustin - 1645-1650.jpg

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Philippe de Champaigne: Saint Augustine  wikidata:Q20878943 
creator QS:P170,Q314814
Philippe de Champaigne: Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine

Alternative title(s):

Saint Augustin
Object type painting
Depicted people Augustine of Hippo
Date between circa 1645 and circa 1650
date QS:P571,+1650-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1645-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1650-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 78.7 cm (30.9 ″); Width: 62.2 cm (24.4 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,78.7U174728;P2049,62.2U174728
institution QS:P195,Q1641836
Current location
Ahmanson Building, 3rd floor
Accession number
Credit line Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation
References Los Angeles County Museum of Art: online database: entry 171584
Other versions

Descriptions (not authoritative)

  • Augustine is seen crushing a scroll and books under his feet on the floor [...] On the buckle to his ornate cloak or bishop’s vestment is an image of Christ [...] St. Augustine holds a burning heart in his left hand. It might depict the Sacred Heart of Jesus or Augustine's own heart in echo of the Scripture passage concerning the Road to Emmaus event, "Did not our hearts burn within us as He talked with us by the way and opened up the Scriptures?" The flames of the burning heart are directed toward Augustine’s head as if impacting his mind as he writes "with the mind of Christ" as Saint Paul bids us. [...] At the upper left of the painting is a brilliant, golden glow with beams radiating toward him with the word "Veritas" emblazoned on it signifying God and Jesus who said, "I am the Light of the world; I am the Truth.” [...] (Adapted from Leona Choy's book LIVING THE TREASURES IN THE LAND OF MORE, published 2012)[1]
  • Augustine holds a flaming heart, symbol of his ardent desire to unlock the mysteries of knowledge and wisdom. [...] Augustine steps on overturned books, holds a quill in one hand, and gazes toward a vision of the word “veritas,” or truth. /


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