Collection: Paradise

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Carlo Saraceni – c. 1598

In this scene, representing Paradise, Christ and God the Father are above, surrounded by the symbols of the Evangelists and flanked by the Virgin and Saint John the Baptist. The foreground figures represent (left) the Doctors of the Church, (center) Saint George, and (right) Saint Christopher. It is likely that the man looking out from bottom left may be a portrait of the original (unidentified) patron. Saraceni left Venice for Rome in 1598, and this picture, which is based on an altarpiece by Francesco Bassano in the church of the Gesù, was painted about this time.