Friday, 28 August 2015

Inspirational art: Saint Francis

Sometimes when you see a painting it really moves you.
I saw this painting, Saint Francis and an angel by Orazio Gentileschi, in the Palazzo Barbarini in Rome. It struck me immediately, so much I even had tears in my eyes.

In this painting the Angel gently holds Saint Francis, and you see the Saint's face, he is worn out and exhausted. I could only hope the Angel really came for Saint Francis, he needed it so much.

This painting is from 1611. There is an earlier version that hangs in the Prado in Spain, but I prefer this one.

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