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Saint Sebastian

Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Nicolò Luteri)

The saint’s radiant nudity, his green cloak swathed around him like a garland, is bound to a citrus tree, symbolising a love of God so strong it was to lead to martyrdom. Dosso began in the mid-1520s to draw close to the style of Raphael, and his experimental pittura di tocco, a style based on small dotting motions and spirited brushstrokes, adds a softness to the picture, matched by a briskness in the treatment of the green and brown foliage and in the gleam of the weapons lying on the ground.

Download hi-res image TITLE Saint Sebastian
AUTHOR Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Nicolò Luteri)
DATE 1526 - 7
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 182 x 95
INVENTORY 356
ROOM XXI
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