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Artwork and Paintings of the Day of Pentecostcollected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
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).
Emil Nolde (1867-1956), Pentecost (Pfingsten) (1909), oil on canvas, 87 x 107 cm, Nationalgalerie SPMK, Berlin.
- Pentecost, Guildford Cathedral, contemporary artist.
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit, Conception Abbey, Conception, MO.
- Pentecost Quilt, Linda Schmidt, contemporary quilter and textile artist.
- Pentecost, Sawai Chinnawong, Thailand. (Asianchristianart.org)
- Pentecost, Solomon Raj, India
- Pentecost Altar Cloth, Glouster
- Pentecost, Coptic Icon
- Emil Nolde (1867-1956), Pentecost (Pfingsten) (1909), oil on canvas, 87 x 107 cm, Nationalgalerie SPMK, Berlin.
- Estelle Louisa Canziani (1887-1964), Pentecost (1905-1936), Watercolor, Leicester Galleries. Striking!
- István Dorfmeister, *Pentecost (1782)
- Adel Nassief, The Holy Spirit* (1991), fresco, St. Mary Church (Coptic Greek Orthodox Netherlands), Amsterdam.
- Unknown artist, *Pentecost, ChristiansUnite Christian Clip Art. No artist information.
- Uniknown artist, *Pentecost.
- Unknown artist, Pentecost with the women disciples included when the tongues of fire descend on all the disciples.
- Nora Kelly, Pentecost.
- Elizabeth Wang (British Catholic illustrator,1942-), Radiant Light. Many wonderful illustrations. .
- *The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (2004), Watercolor.
- Come, Holy Spirit, visualizing the priest's prayer at mass
- Rodney Winfield, *Descent of the Holy Sprit, Mosaic, Ravenna Mosaic Studios. Shrine of our Lady of the Snows, near Collinsvile, Illinois.
Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Folio 79r - Pentecost. the Musée Condé, Chantilly. Illuminated manuscript.
Stained Glass Windows
Bernini, Alabaster window from Cathedra Petri (1647-53), St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican
- Pentecost, Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Bragg, CA
- Pentecost, Grace Lutheran Church, Jersey City, NJ
- Pentecost (1990), Trinity Presbyterian, Dallas, TX, by John Kebrle.
- Pentecost (2000), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Latrobe, PA.
- Pentecost Window, St. Mary Immaculate (Catholic) Church, Plainfield, IL. 12.0' diameter.
- Betti Pettinati Longinotti, Pentecost window (2003). 6' diameter. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, High Point, NC
- Sent Forth, Outreach Center, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, by David J. Hetland
- Pentecost, Cathedral, Catholic Diocese of Johannesburg.
- Pentecost, St. Francis DeSales Cathedral, Baker City, OR
- Pentecost window, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta.
- Pentecost window, St. Bridget, Loves Park, IL
- Descent of the Holy Spirit, East Window, St. Peter and Paul, East Harling
- *Descent of the Holy Spirit (ca. 1400), Northern Renaissance, not location given.
- Torger Thompson, The Miracle of Pentecost, 124'
- Masolino da Panicale (1426-27), St. Peter Preaching, fresco, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
- Masaccio, Baptism of the Neophytes (1426-27), Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence, Capella Brancacci.
- Hans Süss von Kulmbach, The Sermon of St. Peter (1514-1516), oil on wood, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
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