Friday, October 22, 2010

St. Dominic and the Devil

Today my family went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. My favorite painting was Vecchia's "St. Dominic and the Devil." It's a Renaissance oil painting done around the year 1630 in Italy.

The story of the Devil's appearance to St. Dominic in the form of a monkey is derived from a medieval legend, according to which the saint seized his tormentor and forced him to hold a lit candle while he studied. St. Dominic released him only after the candle burned down and scorched his fingers.

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