Temptation of Saint Anthony | Claude Lorrain | 1638

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Size: 12"x8"

"Temptation of Saint Anthony" by Claude Lorrain, painted in 1638, portrays the story of Saint Anthony the Great, one of the earliest monks and often cited as the father of monasticism. In this depiction, the saint is shown in a moment of contemplative prayer or possibly confronting temptation, a recurring theme in art that illustrates his trials. The setting is a dramatic and atmospheric landscape, typical of Lorrain's work, which is known for its poetic rendering of light. A hermitage or set of ruins, possibly suggesting the saint's retreat from the world, frames Saint Anthony. The ruins are bathed in a warm, divine light, contrasting with the darker tones of the surrounding environment, perhaps symbolizing the presence of the divine amidst decay and the material world. In the foreground, Saint Anthony is depicted as an elderly, bearded figure, dressed in simple, monastic robes, his hands clasped in prayer or supplication as he looks upwards. His expression is one of devout focus, possibly in search of spiritual strength to resist the temptations that assail him.

 

Print: 

A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

 

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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic

 

Sizes:

12’’ x 8’’ Inches = 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm

18’’ x 12’’ Inches = 45.7 cm x 30.5 cm 

24" x 16" Inches = 61 cm x 40.6 cm