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Peter Denying Jesus

Peter Denying Jesus World History Visual Arts

Nicolas Tournier (1590 - c.1638), a French artist, created this oil-on-canvas entitled “Denial of St. Peter.” 

Currently maintained by the Prado, in Madrid, the painting measures 171 x 252 cm (67.32 x 99.21 inches). 

The Web Gallery of Art tells us something about this artist:

Tournier was the pupil of Valentin de Boulogne, a French Caravaggesque [like Caravaggio] painter.  He counteracted the Baroque use of light with a very personal and static way of handling figures with serene evenness of movement, a certain harmonious moderation in the relations between gesture, expression and sentiment ...

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Media Credits

Image, described above, online courtesy Web Gallery of Art.

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