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The Assassination of St. Peter Martyr, c.1509 (oil on panel)

IMAGE ID
COU65709
Titre
The Assassination of St. Peter Martyr, c.1509 (oil on panel)
Artiste
Bellini, Giovanni (c.1431-1516) (workshop of) / Italian
Lieu de conservation
The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
Technique
oil on panel
Dimensions
68.1x100 cms
Description

This picture depicts the martyrdom of Peter, a Dominican Friar, on the road to Milan in 1252. As the assassin’s axe sliced his head, Peter reasserted his faith, writing ‘Credo’ (‘I believe’) in his blood. The woodcutters in the background symbolise the brutal cutting-off of Peter’s life. Even the trees bleed at his death. The basic composition and the four central figures derive from another painting of the same theme by Bellini (National Gallery, London)

Crédit Photo
© Courtauld Gallery / Bridgeman Images
Mot(s)-clé
Bible / biblical / Venice / venetian / Italy / italian / italians / european union / EU / Europe / european / Europen / Veneto / soldier / armour / saint / Dominican / stabbing / monk / male / Renaissance / halo / Painting / Mzpainting

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