Pentacost

Acts 2:1-24 tells of the Pentacostal imposition of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus followers in tongues of fire and the sound of a rushing wind.

Pentecost GIOTTO (1304-06)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/giotto/padova/3christ/scenes_4/chris23.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and notes.

Pentecost EL GRECO (1596-2000)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/greco_el/12/1214grec.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and notes.

Pentecost MENGS (1765)

See http://www.abcgallery.com/M/mengs/mengs5.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

Pentacost JESUS MAFA (1973)

See http://mattstone.blogs.com/photos/african_christian_art/empty_tomb_mafa.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

Pentecost  BROKENSHIRE (2003)

See http://www.methodist.org.uk/static/artcollection/image34.htm for the source of the above photograph of the painting and for the artist’s comments upon it.

The Holy Trinity CASTAGNO (1453)

See http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Andrea_del_Castagno,_The_Holy_Trinity.jpg for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

The Trinity BOTTICELLI (1491-93)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/b/botticel/91late/030trini.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and notes.

Trinity BECCAFUMI (1513)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/b/beccafum/1trinitz.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and notes.

In the latter art pieces, you see that artistic representations of Pentacost have provided occasions for artists to explore and comment on trinitarian notions uniting God, the Christ and the Holy Spirit which is often associated with tongues of fire.  For an excellent presentation of early to middle Rennaissance art utilizing concepts of linear perspective to express the notion of the Trinity and an informative exploration of its production, see http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/holy-trinity-santa-maria-novella-florence.

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