Spirituality

The Allegory of Faith – Vermeer


     A woman dressed in blue and white, representing the virtue of Faith, sits with her right foot crushing the globe and her arm resting on an altar, which has a crucifix, bible, and chalice on it. On the floor, a serpent, symbolizing Satan, lies crushed and bleeding beneath a brick. A tapestry behind the woman shows the scene of Christ's Crucifixion. A tapestry to the woman's right shows scenes of Medieval Catholic life. 

Artwork by Johannes Vermeer 



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