This early painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt beautifully displays the brutality of St. Stephen’s stoning, found in Acts 7.
In the background, you can see the man who became the apostle Paul holding the mob’s tunics.
Rembrandt uses chiaroscuro (contrasting dark and light) to show Stephen’s face, turned toward heaven, while many of his murderers are obscured in shadow.
Location: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
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