Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple (El Greco, Minneapolis)

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Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple - Google Art Project.jpg
Artist El Greco
Year 1570
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 117 cm × 150 cm (46 in × 59 in)
Location Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple is a 1571 Christian art painting by El Greco, now in the Minneapolis Institute of Art.[1] It depicts the Cleansing of the Temple, an event in the Life of Christ.

There exist three other copies of the painting and also a faithful reproduction in the National Gallery in London, which has recently been considered as authentic by scholars in the field of visual arts.[2] Two versions and that other on loan from Madrid are titled Purification of the Temple. The one at the National Gallery in Washington is called Christ Cleansing the Temple.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple". Minneapolis Institute of Art. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  2. ^ G. M. Goshgarian, Gérard Genette (1997). The work of art: Immanence and Transcendence, Volume 1. Cornell University Press. p. 165. ISBN 0-8014-8272-0.