San Francesco riceve le stimmate

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Paolo Caliari detto Paolo Veronese

Author
Paolo Caliari detto Paolo Veronese
Verona, 1528 - Venezia, 1588
Title
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata
Catalogue
833
Date
ca. 1582
Support
Canvas, 256 x 432 cm
Provenance
Acquired following the Austrian restitutions
Hall
Hall X

The painting was originally positioned on the ceiling of the Franciscan church of San Nicolò, which justifies the foreshortened view of the two monks, seen from the bottom up. The painting glorifies the founder of the order of Saint Francis of Assisi as he receives the signs of the Passion of Christ on his hands, feet, and side. The ecstasy is set in a large natural space, with Francis's companion, Brother Leo, also present, although he is engrossed in reading and apparently oblivious to the miraculous event.