FUMIANI, Giovanni Antonio
(b. ca. 1645, Venezia, d. 1710, Venezia)
Martyrdom and Glory of St Pantaleon1684-1704
Oil on canvas
San Pantalon, Venice
The scene on this huge ceiling decoration appears to want to suggest to worshippers the magnificence of the heavenly spaces in a crescendo of figures and animals arranged on various levels, reaching a climax with Saint Pantaleon.