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Baptism Of Christ By Aert DeGelder, 1710.

“Battesimo di Cristo” 1710
Aert De Gelder

Yes, it has been bandied back and forth countless times. But I like it. It’s beautiful. And a tad eerie.

How wonderfully controversial this painting remains. As for my personal opinion, it is not yet sure, regardless of my having stared at images of this painting for many years now, but I admit that I long to lean towards this being an accurate historical document. Certainly that is just my desire, of course.

Unless old Aert just happened to be lucky enough to see something like that. Because he certainly missed attending the event he has depicted by close to two thousand years.

It certainly is intriguing. I will leave you to enjoy it.