St. Peters Denial

As I walked around the art museum it was hard for me to pick just one thing to write on there were so many to choose from that jumped out off of the wall and said look at me. By the end of the day I ended up choosing a painting that was done by a European man named Gerard Seghers between 1591-1651. The name of the painting is The Denial of St. Peter. I chose this painting for a number of reasons one being the content and another the color. The bible has always been a part of my life and when I see artwork that was done based on a story in the bible I want to try and learn more about the artwork.As I sat three looking at this painting the colors just keep pulling me back in for another look and another. The lightness in some areas like around St. Peter play an important roll. By making the area around him bright you see how he was important instead of the woman who sits in darkness in front of the candle. As I looked at the painting I could almost hear them talking to St. Peter saying, " You also were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth. But he denied it saying. I do not know or understand what you are talking about. (Mark 14:66-68). It was at thus time when Peter noticed that he made the prophecy of Jesus Christ come true.
The painting is realistic. The motion of the painting is more of a front left back to the right. As I looked at the painting I was drown to the area around St. Peterfirst and then I moved toward the back right where there stood a faint man holding a staff that had a flame on it pointing to St. Peter. All of men look to be shocked at something gives the allusion that St. peter was denying Jesus. The expressions on their faces are so realistic.