Madonna della Vittoria's Frescoes


Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

The Evangelist, patron of the arts and of medicine, was born in Antiochia, and is buried in the Basilica di Santa Giustina in Padova. Here he appears intent on writing in a language that might be Latin, or Greek, perhaps Hebrew, a language not known to the painter who depicted him. His beautiful features are somewhat melancholic. Beneath him we can see the head of a bull with a look that is almost human. This animal is his symbol, because his Gospel begins with the sacrifice of Zechariah in which a bull is killed. On the whole, the artistic quality of the section is which the Evangelists are represented is higher, and shows a more refined use of colours.

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  • Title: Madonna della Vittoria's Frescoes
  • Date Created: 1496