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Christ of St John of The Cross. By Salvador Dali

'Christ of St John of The Cross'
By Salvador Dali 

transmitted 14th April 2006

Salvador Dali’s extraordinary crucifixion is often called the greatest religious painting of the 20th century.   Yet its artist was a notorious blasphemer some of whose work had outraged the Catholic Church.

His Christ of St. John of The Cross  was inspired by a weird mix of  Spanish mysticism and nuclear physics, with his Christ being modelled by a Hollywood stuntman.  It’s also a masterpiece of painting technique.

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