Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bernado Strozzi, Saint Cecilia

 Bernado Strozzi
1581/82 to 1644

Saint Cecilia, 1620-1625

The classical columns allude to Saint Cecilia's aristorcratic Roman family who secretly practiced Christianity. Her martyrdom is symbolized by the palm frond in her right hand. Cecilia is flanked by an organ and a violin, her attributes as the patron saint of music.

This work can be seen at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
Photo by me, text references from the museum.

1 comment:

  1. WOW, I followed you back here to say thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. But I'm afraid I got caught up reading you previous post and enjoying your museum post. I love studying artist of way back. Thanks,