06 works, Today, November 14th, is Philip the Apostle’s day, his story illustrated #317

James Tissot, (1836–1902)
Detail: Saint Philippe, between 1886 and 1894

Gouache over graphite on gray wove paper
28.3 × 16 cm (11.1 × 6.2 in)
Brooklyn Museum

Philip the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to New Testament. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who preached in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. Philip is described as a disciple from the city of Bethsaida, and the evangelist connects him with Andrew and Peter, who were from the same town. He also was among those surrounding John the Baptist when the latter first pointed out Jesus as the Lamb of God…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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