CATENA, Vincenzo
(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1531, Venezia)

Santa Cristina Altarpiece

c. 1520
Oil on panel, 225 x 150 cm
Santa Maria Materdomini, Venice

The stone around the saint's neck was not enough to finish her off: she is "resurrected" by an angel from the lake of Bolsena. Her redeemer, who also rose from the dead, is now ensconced in the clouds with the standard of the cross in a mandorla of light.