Painted Saints and Martyrs

March 9, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | ART, RELIGION | 0 Comments |

As Cats are to the internet, so Saints were to the religiose and their artisans. Whether by miracle or martyrdom, these historical figures (a miniscule sample of whom are below) provide the anthropomorphic link between the carnal world and the beatific vision.

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Saint Augustine in His Study by Botticelli

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St. Michael (Raphael, 1518)

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”Saint Augustine and the Devil” – Michael Pacher (c. 1471 – 1475)

“St Dominic” by El Greco

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St. Lawrence of Rome (school of J. Tintoretto)

“The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian” by Rubens (c. 1601)

Camerino Triptych (Triptych of Saint Domenico) | Pinacoteca di Brera

Carlo Crivelli , “Pietro Martyr and Venanzio” (1482) [Showing St Peter’s various souvenirs]

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“Scenes of the life of St Nicholas” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti ( c.1332) St. Francis of Solano Baptizing Indians by Johann Lucas Kracker - 18" x 24" Premium Canvas Print: Posters & Prints

Johann Lucas Kracker, “St. Francis of Solano Baptizing Indians” (1770)

Simeon the Stylite by Carel Willink St. Simeon Stylites Art Postcard / HipPostcard

Carel Willink – “Simeon, The Pillar Saint” (1939)

Jan Van Eyck - St. Elizabeth of Hungary | Jan Van Eyck: Virg… | Flickr

St Elizabeth of Hungary by Jan van Eyck (c. 1441)

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St. Anthony and the donkey

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St. Mark

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“Saint Catherine of Alexandria” (Caravaggio) (c. 1598)



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