Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity
   The Holy Trinity is the encapsulation of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost into one being. In the Renaissance, the Holy Trinity came to be represented as a figure of God holding the crucified Christ, between them the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove. Masaccio's Holy Trinity at Santa Maria Novella in Florence (1427) provides an exceptional example of this subject type. Albrecht Dürer's Adoration of the Holy Trinity (1508—1511; Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum) and El Greco's Holy Trinity (1577— 1579; Madrid, Prado), a painting inspired by Dürer's version, also provide noteworthy examples of the theme.

Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. . 2008.

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