Saint Mark Saving a Saracen from
canvas, 398 x 337 cm.
painting illustrates an episode in the Golden Legend's account of the
miracles of St. Mark.
form a diagonal which is
continually broken to indicate the fury of the natural elements. The
stormy sea and wind-tossed clouds evoke the meteorological conditions
in a way which is almost over-dramatized. This is, however, a superb
example of the visionary and fantastical style of Tintoretto, who uses
light to convey the desired appearance of reality."
-- Web Gallery of
of St. Mark
Photo: Web Gallery