Master of Frankfurt - Saint Catherine and Saint Barbara (early 16th century)
Who could distinguish the truth among all those wraith-like forms, among all those shadowy notions which present themselves to us? Who is able to see through all that pretense, all that delusion, all that nefariousness? How could one possibly make sense of all that immeasurable chaos? Who could remain standing in the midst of these wildly proliferating dangers? Surely it’s just not possible?
Yes, it is possible!
Charles Ernest Butler - Siegfried und Brunnhilde (detail) (1909)
Pompeo Batoni - The Ecstasy of St. Catherine of Siena (1743).
Oil on canvas, 168 x 128 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris