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St Francis in ecstasy or St Francis in meditation

  • The ecstasy of Saint Francis or Meditation of Saint Francis © Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano

    The ecstasy of Saint Francis or Meditation of Saint Francis © Museo de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

1577-1580

Artist

El Greco

Cultural background

Mannerism

Original title

San Francisco en éxtasis o Meditación de San Francisco
Lázaro Galdiano Museum
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

The painting, from El Greco's first years in Spain, is imbued with the religious life of the time, with the postulates of the Counter-Reformation which promoted meditation, pray and withdrawal.

The light helps to create a supernatural atmosphere which, together with the expression and the prayer of St Francis, depicts the mystic moment when the soul comes together with God.

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
89 x 57 cm

Material
Oil on canvas

  

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