Photo of Subiaco Monastery: St. Francis of Assisi

A magnificent full-length fresco portrait of St. Francis of Assisi, protected under glass in St. Gregory's Chapel. It is labeled "Fr. Franciscus" and the saint is shown without the stigmata or a halo, indicating it was painted during his lifetime, before 1224. The Byzantine influence of the chapel's Roman painters can especially be seen in this portrait - Francis is shown facing front and with one eye larger than the other, recalling the famous icon of Christ at St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai.

Image © David Joyal.

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Title
St. Francis of Assisi
Date
April 14, 2008
Creator
David Joyal
License
All Rights Reserved. Re-use forbidden without written permission. details
ISO setting
1600
Aperture
2.0
Exposure time
1/250
Focal length
50 mm
Date added
February 22, 2012