SODOMA, Il
(b. 1477, Vercelli, d. 1549, Siena)

St Sebastian

1525
Oil on canvas, 206 x 154 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

It is one of the most celebrated works of Sodoma and especially for the figure of the Saint. The influence of Leonardo is very evident. The composition of the figure in space is very felicitous and the fantastic landscape is worthy of note. There is an other painting on the back (The Virgin between Sts. Roch and Sigismund) which shows less qualities.