St. Bartholomew

Oil on canvas
Chapel of St. Anne, Burgos Cathedral, Spain

The altarpiece itself was done be Gil de Siloé in 1483-6, but this oil is obviously from a later time.

The man in the headband's casually professional manner differs from the engaged problem-solving of the torturers in Ribera's painting of the same subject, but both works are profound meditations on the moral dangers in "just doing my job."

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.