BAZZANI, Giuseppe
(b. 1690, Mantova, d. 1769, Mantova)

The Ecstasy of St Therese

Oil on canvas, 76 x 60 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This Rococo painting can be compared with Bernini's sculpture of the same subject in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome. Bazzani also presents the religiously overheated soul with unmistakably erotic content only slightly less overtly than the sculptor.