The Temptation of Saint Anthony / La Tentación de San Antonio // Italy, 1570s // Lelio Orsi // The J. Paul Getty Museum #StAnthony #reading #fasting #meditation #halo #contemplative #monk #Egyptian #desert #Christianmonasticism #lightandshadow
Saint Anthony the Abbot in the Wilderness / San Antonio Abad en el desierto //ca. 1435 //Osservanza Master (Italian, Siena)// This panel is part of a cycle of scenes depicting the life of the hermit Saint Anthony Abbot. The painter's penchant for original and descriptive narrative detail appears in the treatment of the desert landscape and its fauna (symbols of the saint's temptations) beneath the luminous sky at dusk. A pot of gold in the lower left corner (which has been scraped
A #Bishop Saint // ca. 1425 // Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro) (Italian, Vicchio di Mugello ca. 1395–1455 Rome) // The bishop saint has been identified by Strehlke (1994) as John Chrysostom, and by Gardner von Teuffel (1997) as Alexander.
Saints Peter, Martha, Mary Magdalen, and Leonard // Ca. 1515-1517 // Correggio (Antonio Allegri) // Installed in the oratory of Santa Maria della Misericordia in the town of Correggio // 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 #christianity #catholicism