10 works, Today, October 4th, is Saint Francis of Assisi’s day, his story illustrated #276

Unknown artist
Denis the Areopagite, c. 1403-1405

Miniature taken from a manuscript of his complete works
Illumination on parchment
Height: 27.3 cm; Width: 20.0 cm
Louvre Museum

Born circa 1181, in Assisi, duchy of Spoleto, Italy, Saint Francis of Assisi began his life as a confirmed sinner. His father was a wealthy cloth merchant who owned farmland around Assisi, and his mother was a beautiful Frenchwoman. Francis was not in want during his youth; he was spoiled, indulging himself with fine food, wine, and wild celebrations. By age 14, he had left school and become known as a rebellious teenager who frequently drank, partied and broke the city curfew. He was also known for his charm and vanity…

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Author: zaidangallery

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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