Saint Benedict and the Poisoned Wine

size(cm): 45x30
Sale price€118,95 EUR


The painting St Benedict and the Poisoned Wine by the artist Niccolò Di Pietro is a work of art that has captivated lovers of painting for centuries. This masterpiece of Renaissance art was created by Di Pietro in the 15th century and measures 109 x 62 cm.

The painting depicts a scene from the life of Saint Benedict, the founder of the Benedictine order. In the painting, Saint Benedict is seen seated at a table, while a monk brings him a cup of poisoned wine. Saint Benedict, unaware that the wine is poisoned, makes the sign of the cross over the cup, causing it to break into pieces.

The artistic style of the painting is typical of the Italian Renaissance, with great attention to detail and a highly refined painting technique. The composition of the painting is very balanced, with Saint Benedict in the center of the image and the monk at his side, creating a sense of harmony and balance.

The color in the painting is very rich and vibrant with shades of red, gold and green combining to create a very beautiful and striking image. The story behind the painting is very interesting as it represents one of the many legends about Saint Benedict and his ability to perform miracles.

Finally, one of the lesser known aspects of the painting is that it was created for a church in the Italian city of Siena. The painting was commissioned by the Benedictine order and quickly became one of the most important works of art in the church. Today, the painting is in the National Museum of San Marco in Florence, Italy, where it remains one of the most valued and admired works of art in the collection.

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