Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598,  the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598, the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598,  the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598, the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Pietro Lorenzetti  (Italian, active Siena 1320-44)  ~ Saint Catherine of Alexandria ~ painted shortly after 1342 ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Martyred for her attempt to convert the fourth-century pagan emperor Maximinus Daia, Saint Catherine of Alexandria is identified by her crown and regal attire. The figure combines the bulk and three-dimensionality of a work by Giotto or the sculptor Giovanni Pisano with the decorative brilliance for which Sienese painting is famous.

Pietro Lorenzetti (Italian, active Siena 1320-44) ~ Saint Catherine of Alexandria ~ painted shortly after 1342 ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Martyred for her attempt to convert the fourth-century pagan emperor Maximinus Daia, Saint Catherine of Alexandria is identified by her crown and regal attire. The figure combines the bulk and three-dimensionality of a work by Giotto or the sculptor Giovanni Pisano with the decorative brilliance for which Sienese painting is famous.

Saints Peter, Martha, Mary Magdalen, and Leonard - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian, Correggio, active by 1514–died 1534 Correggio). Oil on canvas. The saints can be identified by their emblems: keys (for Saint Peter), a dragon (for Saint Martha), a pot of ointment (for Mary Magdalen), and fetters (for Saint Leonard).

Saints Peter, Martha, Mary Magdalen, and Leonard - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) (Italian, Correggio, active by 1514–died 1534 Correggio). Oil on canvas. The saints can be identified by their emblems: keys (for Saint Peter), a dragon (for Saint Martha), a pot of ointment (for Mary Magdalen), and fetters (for Saint Leonard).

Saint Michael and the Dragon Spanish (Valencian) painter, first quarter of the 15th century

Saint Michael and the Dragon Spanish (Valencian) painter, first quarter of the 15th century

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