"The Conversion of St. Paul" by Michelangelo

Located in the Pauline Chapel in Vatican City, “The Conversion of St. Paul” was one of Michelangelo’s last two paintings and was executed when the artist was 67 years old. In his version of the famous biblical event, Michelangelo has Jesus making a rather super-heroic appearance at the top left of the composition with a dramatic ray of light extending from his right hand. Paul-used-to-be Saul is unusually depicted as an old man (self-portrait?) shielding his eyes from his heavenly assailant. And while most of the angelic figures around Christ are nude, the earthly figures around Paul are instead uncharacteristically (for Michelangelo) clothed. Buona visione!


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