Gaudy, not Gaudí

Last week I read Origin by Dan Brown (see previous post), which takes place in Barcelona. By coincidence I read this novel on Spanish soil, 200 km ‘down the road’. In Origin art plays an important role, especially by Gaudí.

We did have a few spare moments to wander around and ended up in a dark church in a small town. There was a very baroque altar and some paintings in one of the side chapels.  One was particularly ‘interesting’:

At first I thought it was a knight, but now I look at it more closely, this knight has wings and is holding a lance and scales. Is it the archangel Michael, perhaps?

And more importantly, were the monkey Jesus lady and this painting ever alone in the same room?

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