Martyrdom of St. Catherine from Alexandria

Dettagli dell'Opera

Year: 1590-1595
Placing: Right nave

Work Description

The painting represents St. Catherine of Alexandria who is spared from torture at the wheel. The frenetic movement of the characters converges towards the kneeling Martyr on a pedestal. The powerful angel swoops down from the sky with a sword in his hand to defend the virgin and, with great force, breaks the wheel into pieces which overwhelm the persecutors.

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