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St. Francis in the Desert Print E-mail
By Lance Esplund, Wall Street Journal   
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

“Bellini doesn't merely depict a scene from the saint's life. Rather, he creates a work of art that conveys in its entirety a sense of transformation. Like the stigmata St. Francis received, Bellini's picture is an empathetic, physical manifestation of the mystical – an opportunity for us to share in the rapture.”

 
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