Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Baptism of Christ

Title and Date of Work: The Baptism of Christ, 1472-1475
Name of Artist: Andrea del Verrocchio
Exact Location: Uffizi, Florence
Medium: Oil on Wood
Dimensions: 70 inches by 59 inches

     This painting is usually ascribed to Verrocchio and his pupil Leonardo da Vinci. The painting depicts Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist and the angels on the left are believed to have been done by da Vinci.  This painting is considered a Trinitarian painting because it contains, Jesus, the Father is the hand up above, and the Holy Spirit is in the form of a dove.

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