St. Peter Art Museum

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Paintings and Statues!

If you come and explore at the St. Peter Art Museum you will be exposed to the wonderful artwork of the Renaissance! We have both statues and paintings in our museum. You'll be able to see all of these painting Monday-Saturday from 8-5. If you would like more information on the artwork just keep reading! *Call us at 507-456-789


Last Supper

This exquisite painting by Leonardo da Vinci depicts the last meal shared between the disciples and Jesus. It was created in the 1490s. It's 460 cm x 880 cm of magnificent art! In this last meal the Eucharist tradition of the "body and blood" of Jesus began. Also, this picture depicts the disciple's reaction to Jesus informing them that one of his disciples would in fact betray him. There is also a bit of controversy and speculation surrounding this piece due to the gender of the figures represented. However, the controversy and speculation surrounding this painting do not measure up to it's beauty!


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Mystical Nativity

This piece of oil artwork was created by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli in Florence, Italy. Like all artists at our museum, he created his painting during the Renaissance, specifically, 1500-1501. This painting shows the birth of Jesus and was created with a substantial joyous, and heavenly theme. If you carefully examine this piece you will notice that the Virgin Mary and Jesus are larger than they should be. It is believed that Boticelli did this to symbolize their importance.


David

This statue was created by Michelangelo in the years of 1501 to 1504 in Florence, Italy. It is said to symbolize the defense of civil liberties because the city-state that it was created in was independent and under constant threat. In the statue's original residence, David's warning glare was cast towards Rome! If you come visit our wonderful museum you can see for yourself. This statue was originally supposed to be placed in the Florence Cathedral, but it was instead placed in the Plazzo della Signoria. However, now it resides in St. Peter, come and see!


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Portrait Of A Man In A Turban

This oil painting was created by Jan van Eyck in the year 1433. Jan van Eyck is famous for emphasizing the physical lines and details in his artwork, this piece is no exception. Contrary to the name of this piece the man that is depicted in this painting is not wearing a turban, but a head garment called a chaperon. This painting is also thought to be a self-portrait of Jan van Eyck. Before arriving at our museum, this magnificent portrait resided in the National Gallery in London. How lucky are we that it now resides with us?!


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