- Claudio Coello
- Saint John of God (1495- 1550) with an angel
- oil on canvas
- 104 by 83 cm.; 41 by 32 3/4 in.
Coello dramatically depicts the saint's experience of his spirituality, with storm clouds advancing from a background plunged into darkness. The scene shows the Christ child appearing to St John in the wild and revealing to him his vocation in Granada. The pomegranate surmounted by a cross symbolizes charity and the resurrection and is the attribute of St John and the Order.