St. Francis of Assisi
Artworks - Height: 72.0 in
Width: 26.0 in
Depth: 21.0 in
Description: Concrete life-size sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi dressed in robe.
Historical Context: St. Francis of Assisi was born in 1181 CE to a wealthy family in Umbria. After a youth spent in frivolous pursuits, St. Francis, on his way to participate in the Crusades, received a vision from God, instructing him to return home and examine his life. After years of prayer and living in poverty, St. Francis founded the Franciscan order, which was endorsed by the pope in 1210 CE. St. Francis died in 1226 CE. Throughout his life, he always had a love and a passion for nature and animals, and is now known as the patron saint of animals and the environment.
Gift of George and Georgiana Breur
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus TermsContemporarypublic sculpture
Library of Congress SubjectsFrancis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226--Art Christian patron saints in art Human figure in art Animals in art
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