Matteo di Giovanni
The Apostle Bartholomew
Tempera on wood, 80.5
x 48 cm
Museum of Fine Arts,
"Beginning with the
century, many of the portrayals of the saint show him as holding his
flayed skin. Matteo di Giovanni, however, was not content with
type of representation customary in Tuscany, holding his skin in hand
smartly dressed. He preferred to follow an old Umbrian
tradition and to portray the already flayed Apostle as an athletic nude
wearing his skin elegantly as a stole over his shoulder.
"The painting was
attributed to Antonio del Pollaiolo."
of Art (source of photo)
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