CIMA da Conegliano
(b. ca. 1459, Conegliano, d. 1517/18, Conegliano)

St John the Baptist with Saints

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.