martes, 18 de mayo de 2010

The Merciful Knight

"The Mercyful Knight" (116x89 cm) oil/canvas - Almeriane 2010

When I first saw the Burne-Jones´ watercolor of the "Mercyful Knight", I was very impressed! This is such a beautiful, mystical & full of feelings painting!!! It would appear it was one of the painter´s favourite artwork. No wonder...

The subject is taken from the life of the Florentine knight St John Gualberto, founder of the Valombrosan Order in 1039., who was miraculously embraced by a wooden figure of Christ while praying at a wayside shrine after forgiving the murder of his kinsman.

Here is my interpretation! This is an oil painting on canvas, 116 x 89 cm size.