Artwork of the month: “The Temptation of St. Anthony”

10February 2006

I have always enjoyed the nightmare imagination of hellish monsters from the perspective of Christians.  Regardless of what time period its from, hell monsters are funny, like Jim Henson puppets funny.

David Teniers, the younger
Flemish, 1610-1694/96
“The Temptation of St. Anthony”
17th century, oil on panel.

This scary tactic is hanging on display in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
…go check it out and scare your sins away.