Tuesday, January 5, 2010


A Abertura do Quinto Selo (1608–1614, óleo, 225 × 193 cm., New York, Metropolitan Museum)

"The very subject is taken from the Book of Revelation (6:9-11), where the souls of persecuted martyrs cry out to God for justice upon their persecutors on earth. The ecstatic figure of St. John dominates the canvas, while behind him naked souls writhe in a chaotic storm of emotion as they receive white robes of salvation."

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