Francisco Zurburan (1598-1664), ‘Saint Francis Standing in Ecstasy’, c. 1640, oil on canvas; Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
A few years ago another blogger started (but never continued) a series of posts on Religious Art. As someone with an uninformed, amateur interest in Art I thought that it might be interesting to give it another go. The first painting I have selected, though feel free to make suggestions for future posts, is a painting by Zurbaran entitled ‘Saint Francis Standing in Ecstasy’. [Read more...]