(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)
Mary Magdalen in Penitence1585-90
Oil on canvas, 109 x 96 cm
Museo Cau Ferrat, Sitges
During the course of his career El Greco developed five different compositions representing the Magdalen in penitence. Compared with the earlier Magdalen in Budapest, here El Greco conveys a vision of complete penitence. Sensual beauty has given way to a meditative attitude.