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The colorful birth of Saint Augustine of Hippo

Birth of Saint Augustine ca. 1440–1450 Antonio Vivarini Among the many paintings that celebrate the advent of a new life, this one by the talented Venetian artist Antonio Vivarini (1418-1484) is perhaps the most colorful. Now shown at the Courtauld Gallery in London, “Birth of Saint Augustine” displays in colorful palette the saintly figures wearing bright […]

Saint Peter Martyr

Saint Peter Martyr Healing the Leg of a Young Man, c. 1450 Antonio Vivarini Metropolitan Museum in New York   Saint Peter Martyr, 1205-1252, was a Verona born Dominican friar who became Papal Inquisitor and preached against prevailing heresies. Killed by an assassin, who struck his head with an axe, he was canonized by Pope Innocent IV […]