CIMA da Conegliano
(b. ca. 1459, Conegliano, d. 1517/18, Conegliano)
St John the Baptist with Saints1491-92
Oil on panel, 305 x 205 cm
Madonna dell'Orto, Venice
The elegant painted architecture is a continuation of the real structure of the panel. The Baptist, in the centre, emphasizes the vertical axis around which the whole scene is organized, with pair of saints arranged symmetrically at the sides.