St. Bartholomew Skinned

By ardbeg77  
I guess this really just a "record shot", but this piece of art astounded me with it's anatomical detail and accuracy, as well as having a lasting emotional effect on me.

This is "St. Bartholomew Skinned" in Milan Duomo - a sculpture by Marco D'Agrate from 1562. It depicts St. Bartholomew, with what looks like a cape, but on closer inspection is seen to be his own skin. One of the twelve apostles, it is recorded that he was executed for his faith following being skinned alive. More details of the statue are here here if you're interested.

The angle of the shot in some ways was just a way of filling the frame with the subject - but I hope works.

Comments and criticism always welcome.

Thanks for looking!


Tags: Sculpture Renaissance Anatomy Landscape and travel Milan cathederal Satue Milan Duomo Saint Bartholomew


12 Jul 2019 12:36PM
I like it a lot! I also like your way of capture it. It really make the picture more interesting!
Good work!

Arne Smile

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bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
12 Jul 2019 1:13PM
most effective
mac Plus
18 3 Scotland
12 Jul 2019 3:11PM
It could be a Michelangelo anatomical drawing. Very life-like and the framing you have used suits it. I like it
ardbeg77 Plus
15 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2019 3:21PM
Thanks Arne, Ollie, Ian - glad you liked it.

12 Jul 2019 9:37PM
Great angle and toning.

ardbeg77 Plus
15 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2019 10:41AM
Thanks Lory - the toning was entirely down to the beautiful light they used int he cathedral - not my expert PS use I'm afraid Smile But glad you liked it.


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