TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

The Descent of the Holy Ghost

c. 1545
Oil on canvas, 570 x 260 cm
Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

On Pentecost, the Apostles and holy women are receiving the Holy Ghost with expressive gestures. The dove seems to be materializing out of the bright light filling the room.