19 Works, December 28th. is Alessandro Rosi’s day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #256

Alessandro Rosi (1627–1697) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q3610263
St Sébastien cared for by Ste Irene

Oil on canvas
Height: 132 cm (51.9 in); Width: 167.5 cm (65.9 in)
Brest’s Museum of Fine Arts

Sebastian stood by a staircase where the emperor was to pass and harangued Diocletian for his cruelties against Christians. This freedom of speech greatly astonished the emperor; who gave orders for his being seized and beaten to death with cudgels, and his body thrown into the common sewer. A pious lady, called Irene, admonished by the martyr in a vision, got it privately removed, and buried it in the catacombs at the entrance of the cemetery of Calixtus, where now stands the Basilica of St. Sebastian. More on St. Sebastian

Alessandro Rosi (28 December 1627 in Rovezzano — 19 April 1697 in Florence) was an Italian artist, working during the Baroque period…

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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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