Saint Thomas the Apostle (El Greco)

Saint Thomas the Apostle is a 1608–1614 painting of Thomas the Apostle by El Greco, now in the Museo del Prado. [1]

Saint Thomas the Apostle
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ArtistEl Greco
Year1608–1614
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions72 cm × 55 cm (28 in × 22 in)
LocationPrado, Madrid

It originally formed part of a series of works produced by the artist for the parish church in Almadrones, Spain, a series which represented a set of variants on a set of paintings of the apostles (or Apostolate) for Toledo Cathedral. The painting is key to Gregorio Marañón's theory that the painter used mental patients at the Hospital del Nuncio as models.

Bibliography (in Spanish)Edit

  • ÁLVAREZ LOPERA, José, El Greco, Madrid, Arlanza, 2005, Biblioteca «Descubrir el Arte», (colección «Grandes maestros»). ISBN 84-9550-344-1.
  • SCHOLZ-HÄNSEL, Michael, El Greco, Colonia, Taschen, 2003. ISBN 978-3-8228-3173-1.
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20120204020907/http://www.artehistoria.jcyl.es/genios/cuadros/6420.htm

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saint Thomas". PradoMuseum. Retrieved 24 July 2020.