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Giovanni Bellini: The Transfiguration

Giovanni Bellini ca. 1430 – 1516

The Transfiguration

oil on panel (115 × 151 cm) — 1480-1485 Museum Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

Giovanni Bellini biography

This work is linked to Luke 9:28

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On the top of a mountain Jesus shows his divine, radiant self. The light is too bright for James, John and Peter, who fall to the ground. Two figures from the Old Testament appear: Moses and the prophet Elijah.

This metamorphosis or transfiguration is considered as one of miracles that Jesus performed.

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