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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
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Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
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Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
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Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
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Corsini Throne
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
Corsini Throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds

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Sebastian, an officer in the Roman army and a convert to Christianity, was sentenced to death during the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian. He was bound to a pole or tree, and pierced by arrows shot by soldiers, who left him to die. But Irene, a noble Roman lady, took mercy on him and healed him, though another tradition holds that he was actually saved by the miraculous intervention of angels. Sebastian was once again led before the emperor, who ordered him to be flogged to death and his body disposed of in the Cloaca Maxima, the city’s sewer, so that it would remain unburied. This work, painted by Rubens during his first stay in Rome, presents the iconography of the Saint being tended by angels. Sebastian is at the center of the scene, now almost completely freed from the rope and arrows, while on the left a fine suit of armor rests on the ground as a reminder of his military career. The balance of the composition, the evocation of the classical world of ancient Rome and the palette of warm tones, as well as the vivid fluttering of the drapery, are some of the most characteristic features of the Flemish artist’s Italian period.

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