El Greco (1541-1614)
Oil on canvas
The Saviour is the front work of the series of the 12 apostles, all of them depicted at the forefront of the painting, with expresive dematerializated faces.
The figure is frontal to the viewer, in the same fashion as the icons of old, blessing with his right hand and holding the world globe with his left. The version at the Museum is considered the best of all the preserved ones.