Martyrdom of Saint Lucy
The painting depicts the Martirdom of Saint Lucy is attribuited to Massimo Stanzione (1585-1656)
the third decade of the 17th century
oil on canvas
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The painting of Saint Lucy is attributed to
Massimo Stanzione, one of the most outstanding personalities in the Neapolitan artistic scene.
Much appreciated for the creation of altarpieces, his style is a blend of Emilian painting influences of Reni with the
The scene depicts the Saint, tied by his captors who attempt to drag her while she resists with boldness to martyrdom.
The image of the young Lucy, emerging from the dark background, is made with mystical sensuality.