National Geographic : 1956 Nov
621 National Gallery of Art (Kress Collection, loan) Horses Plunge and Men Flee in Terror Before the Thunderous Voice of the Lord Tintoretto's chaotic scene, filled with violent and swirling movement, amply justifies the description of the artist as having "the most terrific imagination in the history of painting." Here he captures the full intensity of the moment when the Lord cried, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" A furiously swift craftsman, Tintoretto is thought to have painted this eight-foot canvas in a few days. He left many details apparently unfinished. Scripture makes no mention of cavalry accompanying Saul as he journeyed to Damascus to stamp out the Christians.