04 works, Today, August 30th, is Saint Pammachius’ day, his story illustrated #242

Aureliano Milani
Pammachius with the plan of the basilica he built , altarpiece, 1719

Basilica of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo in Rome

Pammachius (died c. 409 AD) was a Roman senator who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. Pammachius became a monk, that is, put on a religious habit and gave himself up to works of charity. After his wife’s death he built a hospice for poor strangers…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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