Temptation of St. Thomas Aquinas – Velazquez


     Angels console Saint Thomas Aquinas after his ordeal of chasing the prostitute, sent by his family to tempt him, out of his cell. In the foreground, the fiery stick, with which Thomas guarded himself, lies smoldering on the floor. In the background, the woman leaves, while looking back over her shoulder. One of the angels embraces Aquinas, while the other presents a white sash, representing the Saint's chastity.

Artwork by D. Velazquez


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