An Astonishing Trinity from the Fifteenth Century

Robert Campin- The Trinity of the Broken Body, 1410

I looked at this image for a long time yesterday.  It is striking in many ways. As someone pointed out, you might miss the Holy Spirit at first glance.

God the Father in this image is austere, majestic and grave. And yet, see the smaller details – how His hands tenderly support His falling Son. The right hand around the top of Christ’s arm is exactly how a parent might touch a hurting adult child.

This entry was posted in Art, Holy Trinity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s