Dionysius the Areopagite Converting the Pagan Philosophers

Oil on panel | 92.7 x 72.1cm | c. 1570

Antoine Caron

In 1571 a dramatic solar eclipse occurred: this event probably served as the subject of this painting by Antoine Caron. He painted it at the court of Catherine de Medici, queen of France, who, like many rulers of the time, was extremely superstitious...
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