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  • 'Santo Domingo de Silos appointed as Bishop' © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    'Santo Domingo de Silos appointed as Bishop' © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

1474 - 1477

Artist

Bartolomé Bermejo

Cultural background

Spanish School

Original title

Santo Domingo de Silos entronizado como obispo
Prado Museum
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Central board in the Santo Domingo de Silos altarpiece in the Daroca parish church (Zaragoza). The extreme realism of the face stands out, as well as the contrast with abundant use of gold.

The work has typical Flemish features which in this case are not actually real but ideal because the monk Domingo founded the Silos Monastery in the 11th century. The use of gold in the painting is not the typical one of Aragón in that period because it is not inlaid.

Santo Domingo de Silos appears on a Gothic throne with polychrome statues of the seven virtues - the theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity; and the cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Restraint.
 

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
242 cm x 130 cm

Technique
Oil

Material
Board

  

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