St Sebastian, 1610/20

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Martyred by arrows, depictions of this saint have appeared since the Late Gothic period - even outside Italy - as nude portraits. Alongside Christ, he became the embodiment of masculine, athletic beauty. From the spectator's point of view, sometimes the subject of his martyrdom could almost become a secondary concern.

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