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Subjects : History
Keywords : 19th century, Painting, astronomer, beard, book, chair, court, cross, history, man, monk, moustache, nun, physicist, priest, sciences, sitting, standing, table, tablecloth
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Galilée devant l'Inquisition Romaine

Galileo Galilei before the Roman Inquisition - painting by the Italian painter Cristian Banti dating from 1857. The painting depicts Galileo Galilei on trial before the Roman Inquisition. As a supporter of Nicolaus Copernicus's theory, Galileo Galilei exposed himself to a trial. Cristiano Banti has given this scene a romantic feel. Galileo is portrayed here as a strong and proud man, maintaining his courage in the face of trial. In reality, however, the scientist was already old and weak by then. He had also previously been introduced to the instruments of torture to which he would be subjected if he did not publicly renounce his opinions. Under this pressure, Galileo knelt before the court and admitted that he was wrong to maintain that the Earth moved. But, as he was leaving, according to legend, he was to say: "And yet it [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the macchiaioli style.


« Galilée devant l'Inquisition Romaine » is kept at Collection Privée.


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