SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO
(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)
St Louis of Toulouse and St Sinobaldusc. 1509
Oil on canvas, 293 x 137 cm (each)
San Bartolomeo, Venice
The two saints are on the inner faces of the shutters of the organ in the church of San Bartolomeo. Open, the shutters take full advantage of light and shade, not to squash in the shallow niches the delightful contrast between the solemn elegance of the bishop and the relaxed composure of Sinibaldus, the humble pilgrim.