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Artwork and Paintings of the Day of Pentecost

collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

El Greco, Pentecost
El Greco, The Pentecost (1596-1600), Oil on canvas, 275 x 127 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid. Larger image.

Descent of the Holy Spirit paintings

Historically, many of the pictures in this category tend to emphasize the presence of the Virgin Mary on the Day of Pentecost. There are many, many depictions, some in stained glass, since this is a major theme of art, especially in churches. This is just a small selection.

  • *El Greco, The Pentecost (1596-1600), Oil on canvas, 275 x 127 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid
  • Vicente Juan Macip called Juan de Juanes (Spanish painter, 1510-1579), Pentecost, oil on panel, acquired by Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery in 1954. Another.
  • Giotto, Pentecost (c. 1305), egg tempera on poplar. Scrovegni Chapel, Padua. Another.
  • Fernando Gallego, The Pentecost
  • Duccio di Buoninsegna, Pentecost (1308) Tempera on wood, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Siena
  • Peter Paul Reubens, Descent of the Holy Sprit (1619), Neuburg Palace, Neuburg State Gallery, Germany
  • Westfälischer Altar (ca. 1370/80)
  • *Joseph Ignaz Mildorfer (Swiss painter, 1719-1775), "Pentecost" (1750s), oil on canvas, 55x33 cm, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest. Another.
  • Jean II Restout (French Neoclassical painter (1692-1768), Pentecost (1732) oil on canvas, Musee du Louvre, Paris.
  • Westfälischen Masters, Pentecost, Osnabrücker Altar (1370-80).

Contemporary artists

Illuminated Manuscripts

Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Folio 79r - Pentecost. the Musée Condé, Chantilly. Illuminated manuscript.

Stained Glass Windows

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Copyright of artwork. Much, but not all, of the artwork linked to on this site is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author (if it is was published outside of the U.S. and the author has been dead for over 70 years), or due to its date of publication (if it was first made public in the U.S. before 1923), at least in the United States (see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries.

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