Saint Sebastian, Guido Reni
- Posted by Guido Reni
- Museum: Prado Museum
- Year: The first half of the XVII century
Overview of the painting :
Saint Sebastian – Guido Reni. The first half of the XVII century. Oil on canvas. 170×133
Italian painter Guido Reni (1575-1642) is a supporter of the Bologna school, also known as the engraver.
One of the most popular themes of the Renaissance among the painters was the martyrdom of St. Sebastian. This is due, first of all, to the possibility of depicting a naked male nature (not without some erotic overtone). In his painting “Holy Sebastian”, Reni depicted a hero whose body was pierced by arrows. Sebastian painfully bent in pain and fixed his eyes to the sky. The light-shooting game, masterfully used by the artist, gives the body of the saint more pronounced volumes and texture.