The painter of this piece is Giovanni Bellini, and the painting depicts am representing an Early Christian saint. The history behind the painting is that this saint is considered an ancestor by the Borromeo family. The painting is the saint Giustina de' Borromei carrying a pen on her right hand and a bible on the left hand. She has a sword stabbed on her left shoulder. The painting seemed to be painted to honor the plan of Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi's to renovate their mansion in the Renaissance style.
The visual elements describe that is a portrait that has a gothic theme to it and the style that represent religious characters and important people to the patron that ordered the painting. The golden engraving and border is very detailed in the borders and in the jewelery in the subject's arm. The details on the jewelery on her arms and the belt demostrate that the artist uses a combination of diagonal, curved and straight lines in this painting. The subject's face has the eyes closed, therefore the use of shadow in the section of the eyes and her clothing blends very well with lines and space between each line, and the intensity of the lines vary so the blackness of the line determines the emphasis and detail on the subject. The subject is standing and there is a desert ambience in the background wiht the clouds on top, as if she was looking at the world from above. The main focus is the subject, which occupies the majority of the space in the canvas.
There is no musical reference in the painting that may have that ambience; however, the painting has gone from museum to museum but in the end, contributes to the authentic timeframe ambiance. The museum collections where is being held include paintings by the Bellini brothers, sculptures, scientific and musical instruments, tapestries and gilded metal objects, which are characteristics of objects and art collection items of the Renaissance era.