Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Monday 28 November |
Saint of the Day: St. Stephen the Younger
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Vasari’s “Allegory of Patience” still draws amazement

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 01/29/17

The 'Allegory of Patience' greatly influenced 16th-century Europe

This painting — designed by Giorgio Vasari but painted by a lesser-known Spaniard named Gaspar Becerra — was one of the most important in Europe in the 16th century because it was the first time virtue was depicted in such a way. It was commissioned in 1550 by a bishop who wanted a ground-breaking painting depicting character and virtue. Vasari succeeded. Part of the Medici family collection, “The Allegory of Patience” had a huge impact on the art world and on many European courts.

Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here. It's Free!