John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Art on Sunday: Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Raphael (1483 – 1520)
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, ca. 1507
Oil on wood
Raphael. St. Catherine of Alexandria
National Gallery, London

This woman looks more like someone from Alexandria, Virginia, than Alexandria, Egypt, but who am I to criticize a genius like Raphael?

Incidentally, if you are reading this, St. Catherine is probably your patron saint. She is the patron of teachers, unmarried women, lawyers, librarians, nurses, students, and scholars -- more than half of the people on my LJ friends lists falls into one or more of those categories.

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