Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saint Wolfgang and the Devil

Saint Wolfgang and the Devil, by Michael Pacher (ca. 1475, Alte Pinakothek, Munich)

The painting shows Saint Wolfgang disputing with the devil. According to the legend, Saint Wolfgang argued with the devil admonishing him to help the saint build a church. In the painting, you can just hear the devil say, out of both of his mouths, “Wait a minute, show me in the Bible where it says that!”

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2 comments:

  1. Ha ha! My son's name is Wolfgang. I knew this painting since I was a kid, but somehow did not know it was Saint Wolfgang.

    Funny story too about trolling the deuce.

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