Wednesday, April 1, 2015

St. Francis Praying

St. Francis in Prayer
El Greco
Oil on Canvas

This painting is interesting because of the darkness in color for a scene such as praying. The crucifix and skull in front of St. Francis make for a very dark scene and makes the viewer wonder what he could be praying about. St. Francis is known to have lived an exemplary life of holiness and model peace. This is a powerful painting in the Christian religion because the prayer of St. Francis is probably one of the most popular prayers next to the "Lord's Prayer".

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