Baptism of Christ (Cima da Conegliano)

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Baptism of Christ
Baptism of Christ by Cima da Conegliano.jpg
ArtistCima da Conegliano
MediumOil on panel
Dimensions350 cm × 210 cm (140 in × 83 in)
LocationSan Giovanni in Bragora, Venice

Baptism of Christ is a painting by Italian Renaissance painter Cima da Conegliano, dating from 1492. It is housed in the church of San Giovanni in Bragora in Venice.


The painting portrays Christ at the center of the scene, standing with joined hands. His attitude is that of humble submission to baptism, which is being given him by Saint John the Baptist, who appears on the right.

At the left are three angels with Christ's garments, in red and blue colors, which he will use after the baptism. The scene is completed by an angelic choir in the sky, and a generic oriental city on a spur in the left, behind the angels, while another one is visible in the far background.

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