Friday, December 4, 2009

A Spanish Greek

Last Saturday, while strolling around in Oslo, we decided to drop by the National Gallery, my daughter and I.  
And so I share with you this picture by Domenico Theotocopoulos, known as  El Greco.  He was a Spanish painter, born in Crete.  His pictures are very characteristic, and even if I didn't know this painting, I could see from across the room that this had to be El Greco.
The painting is called "Saint Peter repentant" ("Den angrende Peter"), and it is full of deep feelings, sorrow and regret.  I carried it with me inside when I walked out in the cold November afternoon. 

Photo: Store Norske Leksikon

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