Blessed Giustiniani with two canonics and saints, Pardenone, 1532

Blessed Giustiniani with two canonics and saints, Pardenone, 1532
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    • Posted by Pardenone (Jovanni Antonio de Sakis)
    • Museum: Academy Gallery
    • Year: 1532

Overview of the painting :

Blessed Giustiniani with two canonics and saints – Pardenone (Jovanni Antonio de Sakis). 1532. Oil on canvas. 420×222
Giovanni Antonio de Sakis (1483-1539) received his nickname from the name of his hometown in the province of Veneto. The wandering around Italy in search of work, enriching the artistic manner of the master with various influences, began with Ferrara. In Venice, Pordenon took the lessons of Giorgione and Titian, in Rome – Raphael, which formed his “big style”, which marked this canvas, commissioned for the altar of the chapel Rainier of the Church of Madonna del Orto.

Lorenzo Giustiniani was the first bishop to wear the dignity of the Venetian patriarch (at that time the patriarchate was moved from the city of Grado). He was canonized only in 1690. In this work, the blessed is depicted surrounded by the saints Louis of Toulouse, Francis, Bernardin and John the Baptist, trampling the ancient capitel as a fragment of the old world and stretching out the sacrificial lamb at the time of the blessing of the canonists of the church.