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In this picture you can see the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, one of the most important places to visit in Glasgow. There were two items on display which I really wanted to see in this gallery. One of them I will upload into the workshop, simply because it is a photo of the painting to which I didn’t add any particular composition. The second one will make a separate presentation soon.

I have heard about this painting (see the workshop) many years ago. Long before I thought I will be ever able to travel abroad. When I was young I was quite engaged in various Christian organizations for young people. I spent a lot of time in the church on meditation. I remember at certain point one of my friends brought with him the little reproduction of this painting and we spend a lot of time meditating it. It is called 'Christ of St John of the Cross' by Salvador Dali. It is an image of crucifixion which was painted by Dali but in his honesty he mentioned that he sourced the idea for this painting from the sketch made by St John of the Cross. St John (1542 – 1591) is one of the Doctors of the Church, people who are believed to have special impact on the development of the Christian Faith. What is special about this painting is the perspective. While most crucifixion images look at the cross from the human perspective, this one looks as if seen by someone from above.

When I heard that this unique painting can be seen in Kelvingrove Art Gallery, I knew I want to visit this place. Sadly I had a very brief encounter with this work of art. But at least I have a satisfaction that I have my own photo of it (in the workshop).

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