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Saint Sébastien

Saint Sebastian is a tempera on canvas painting (257 × 142 cm) by Andrea Mantegna, dating from around 1481 and housed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris". The painting is generally associated with the marriage of Chiara Gonzaga, daughter of Marquis Frederick I, to Gilbert de Bourbon, Count of Montpensier and Dauphin of Auvergne. The painting is thought to have arrived in France as part of the dowry of the Princess of Mantua and to have passed through the Sainte-Chapelle d'Aigueperse, founded by Gilbert's father in the Auvergne, before reaching the Louvre. There is an earlier version of the painting, the Vienna Saint Sebastian, which probably dates from the end of the Paduan period (c. 1458-1460) and features a similar layout. A later, more expressive version can be found in the Franchetti Gallery of the Ca' d'Oro in Venice. The painting depicts the half-naked saint, pierced by the arrows of martyrdom and tied to the column of an imposing building of ancient architecture, now in ruins. At his feet are various classical fragments, including the foot of a statue: Mantegna was fascinated by antique objects, which he often collected and incorporated into his works. In the foreground, in the lower right-hand corner, are the two executioners, the archer and a companion, depicted with that emphasis in chiaroscuro on the furrows of the face that is typical of Mantegna's most expressive works. Some of the grotesque or hyper-realistic details (such as the sinister expression of the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« Saint Sébastien » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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