Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

I'm not big on themes, but somehow it ended up that there's another St. Catherine one today. Maybe we can keep this going all week? Nothing like some midday hagiography to get me going.

(Antonio da Correggio, The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, 1526-7)


Regina said...

I never realized the Virgin Mary was so business savvy...

Pooka said...

It's actually not her, I think... I Wiki'd Catherine and discovered that she was a third-century martyr from Rome who they had to kill about five times before she finally expired. And for some reason, lots of art depicts her as "marrying" the infant Christ. I have no idea why, because the article had no information, but that strikes me as really creepy. *shrug?*

But you are correct about the savviness, madam! Can you imagine if she had actually charged a nickel for every babytouch? She'd have a toilet of solid... um, nickel.