The Salvador Dali masterpiece Christ of St John of the Cross first went on show at Kelvingrove on 23 June 1952.
Since then it has aroused admiration, criticism and controversy.
The striking angle of the crucified Christ on the Cross, the eerie contrast of light and dark, and the magical and effortless surface effects make this a masterful creation.
The painting makes an unforgettable impression on the viewer. And for many people it is the religious masterpiece of the modern age.
However, when Dali painted the picture he was better known for his showmanship than for his interest in Christianity. He had a large, waxed moustache, and indulged in absurd antics and outrageous publicity stunts.
Dali had been a leading member of the Surrealists. From the 1920s they had painted pictures which gave a vivid reality to the world of dreams and the subconscious.
Art critics were surprised that Dali chose to paint a picture with a religious theme. Yet it is a painting that many people find profoundly moving.