Stigmatised Saint Francis of Assisi in a Glory of Angels
Bologna 1557 - Parma 1602)
The painting entered the Borghese collection in 1693, when it was mentioned generically as a work by a Carracci. The artist abandons the traditional portrayal of the saint kneeling by the rock at La Verna for an image in which the symbolic content prevails. In effect, Francis is portrayed erect and with open arms in front of an earthy plane on which lie the attributes of his meditation (the rosary, the skull, and the book), while he gazes at the glory of angels adoring the crucifix.
Medium | oil on canvas, cm 141 x 110
Inventory | 66
Period | '500
Classification | painting