CANO, Alonso
(b. 1601, Granada, d. 1667, Granada)

St John the Evangelist on Pathmos

Oil on canvas, 218 x 153 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

In this painting the Evangelist is represented as a youthful visionary in a characteristic Baroque, diagonal position, in a pose that returns later in the Romantic portraits of poets, as a pose appropriate for the sacred moment of inspiration.

There is a variant of this painting in the Prado, Madrid.