Saint Justina of Padua
Saint Justina of Padua c1940 by Italian Painter Bartolomeo Montagna (Bartolomeo Cincani 1450 – 1523) a Renaissance painter most famously known for the creation of his many Madonnas.
This is a fragment of an alterpiece that shows a portrait of the early Christian Martyr Justina in the guise of an elegantly dressed contemporary of the artist Bartolomeo Montagna.
Saint Justina of Padua is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Bartolomeo was an Italian Renaissance artist most famous for his many Madonnas or representations of the Virgin Mary; with or without baby Jesus.
His works are well known for their soft gentle figures and depictions of eccentri marble architecture. It is believe that his artwork was heavily influenced by Italian Renaissance Painter Giovanni Bellini (1430 – 1516); and he may have been part of Bellini’s workshop, some time around 1470.
His first known documented commission was for two paintings for the Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice. The paintings were contracted to depict the Deluge (flood myth) and another scene from Genesis, however their final status is unknown as they were believed to have been destroyed in a fire in 1485.
The next known record of Montagna’s work is for an altarpiece in the hospital of Vicenza, of which the current whereabouts are also unknown.
In his later life Montagna style of painting changed as began to produce more landscapes, sunsets and included warmer color tones into his signiature architectural paintings.