Re: Re: Brother Michael Augustine O’Riordan

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The Crucifixion in St. Colman’s Church, Cloyne, Co. Cork clearly derives from 17th. century painting tradiion of the school of Seville in Spain and directly from the canons laid down by Francisco Pacheo in his Arte de la Pintura and enforced by the Inquisition of Seville. According to Pacheo, the best sources suggest that Our Lord was crucified with four nails rather than three. Hence, throughout the 17th. century painters such as Valazquez, Murillo and Zurbaran all distinctively depicted Christ’s feet nailed separately to the Cross – as in the picture in Cloyne church.

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