The Conversion of Saint Paul

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Location: 
Room 034
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Juan Bautista Maíno
Pastrana, 1581 – Madrid, 1649
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Description:

The work of this Dominican monk, mainly active in Toledo, is predominantly classicist in mood, a product of the different stylistic currents that converged in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century. Contact with these Roman models was very fruitful for the artist and this painting is particularly significant in this regard, exemplifying as it does an outstanding episode in the artist’s career and illustrating one of the channels through which Caravaggian naturalism arrived in the Iberian Peninsula.

Painting

Circa 1614

243 x 157 cm

Purchased 1952

Inventory number: 

050434-000

Oil on canvas
Century: 17th
Subject: Religion
Juan Bautista Maíno - The Conversion of Saint Paul - Circa 1614
The Conversion of Saint Paul