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The Adoration of the Shepherds with Saint Catherine of Alexandria  1599

by Cigoli

Cigoli, a painter of considerable intellectual accomplishment and a friend of the great scientist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), was the key artist in Florence in the late sixteenth century. This altarpiece was painted at the height of Cigoli’s career and introduced to Florentine painting a new emotional warmth and emphasis on color, based on the work of of Ba...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art