TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

St Mark Enthroned with Saints (detail)

c. 1510
Oil on canvas
Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Saints are placed in pairs on each side of the altarpiece, Sts Cosmas and Damian being on the left side. The saints have a classical nobility of form and a hieratic air which point to the influence of Bellini.