Brian Sewell

Brian Sewell chooses Christ contemplated by the Christian Soul by Diego Velázquez

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Art Critic and Broadcaster
Art Critic for the London Evening Standard. Tutored at the Courtauld Institue of Art by Anthony Blunt. Known for his acerbic views on conceptual art. Books include Outsider: Almost Always: Never Quite.

Christ contemplated by the Christian Soul by Diego Velázquez

Brian Sewell chooses the painting Christ contemplated by the Christian Soul by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), on show at The National Gallery in London. It depicts Christ after the Flagellation. Image © The National Gallery, London

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