Tag: Saint

Nascita di San Giovanni Battista (1550s)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594) Nascita di San Giovanni Battista (Birth of St John the Baptist) 1550s Oil on canvas, 181 x 266 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg Jacopo Tintoretto was the last great master of the Italian Renaissance. The majority of his…

Visione di Sant’Agostino (c.1460)

Lippi, Filippo (1406-1469) Visione di Sant’Agostino (Vision of St Augustine) c.1460 Tempera on panel, 28 x 51.5 cm Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg Originally part of an altar, this work takes its subject from a description of the life of St Augustine,…

Santa Casilda (c.1630-1635)

Zurbarán, Francisco de (1598-1664) Santa Casilda (Saint Casilda) c.1630–1635 Oil on canvas, 171 x 107 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Images of saints depicted alone, holding their attributes and looking out of the picture space were among the most popular compositions within…

San Sebastiano (1616-1617)

Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680) San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) 1616–1617 Marble, 98 x 42 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Private collection on deposit at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Saint Sebastian, born in Gaul according to legend, was a Roman centurion who was martyred…

Braque Triptych (c.1452)

Van der Weyden, Rogier (c.1399-1464) Braque Triptych c.1452 Oil on wood, 41 x 68 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Closed: Left panel: Saint John the Baptist Central panel: Virgin Mary, Jesus and St John the Evangelist Right panel: St Mary Magdalene…

Saint Mary Magdalene (1462)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Saint Mary Magdalene 1462 Oil on wood, 48 x 16 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Triptych Central panel: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) The Flight into Egypt 1462 Musée du Louvre, Paris     Left panel: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Saint John the Baptist…

Saint John the Baptist (1462)

Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Saint John the Baptist 1462 Oil on wood, 48 x 16 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Triptych Central panel: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) The Flight into Egypt 1462 Musée du Louvre, Paris     Right panel: Memling, Hans (c.1430-1494) Saint Mary Magdalene 1462…