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El Greco: Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata  wikidata:Q16621943 
Artist
creator QS:P170,Q301
El Greco: Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata
Title
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata
Object type painting
Description
English: In 1226, St. Francis of Assisi had a vision of a seraph (the highest order of angels) with an image of the crucified Christ amid its six wings, from which he miraculously received the stigmata - the wounds inflicted upon Christ during the Crucifixion. El Greco depicts the wounds on Francis's elegant hands, and the saint's transfixed gaze conveys the spiritual impact of the experience. The absence of setting, the brilliance of the apparition, and the elongation of the figure contribute to an other-worldly effect. This is accentuated by the white paint and loose brushstrokes, which suggest rather than define the forms and which the artist learned in Venice before settling in Spain. The effect is magnified by the contrast of what appears to be a real piece of paper, stuck to the canvas and bearing the words "Domenikos Theotokopoulos Made This" in Greek, expressing El Greco's pride in his origins. The miraculous vision was a favorite subject of El Greco's, and he, himself a lay Franciscan, created a quintessential expression of the mystical and emotional spirituality of the contemporary Counter-Reformation movement.
Depicted people Francis of Assisi
Date between 1585 and 1590
date QS:P571,+1550-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1585-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1590-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
(Renaissance
era QS:P2348,Q4692
)
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 102 × 97 cm (40.1 × 38.1 ″)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
37.424
place of creation Spain
Object history
Exhibition history God's Minstrel: St. Francis of Assisi. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
Inscriptions [Signature] On cartellino, lower right: Domenikos Theotolopoulos e poiei
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