Art from Spain - Francisco de Zurbarán (1598 – 1664). "Saint Francis of Assisi in his tomb". Zurbarán's powerful portrayal concentrates solely on the figure of the saint, who stands before us full-length, and dressed in the wool garments worn by the Franciscan monks. A high, peaked cowl casts his face into darkness and focuses our attention on the saint's meditative state and on the golden skull he clutches to his chest-the object of his intense contemplation. Milwaukee Art Museum.