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Gifts for art history major?


I could use some help from y’all! My friend is an art history major, she’s turning 20. Her specializations are English and Russian history and she wants to go into museum studies. I want to get her something meaningful. Any suggestions appreciated 🙂

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Looking for a painting of a highly sexualized female martyrdom,


I’m looking for the name of a painting by what I think was a Venetian painter of a fairly graphic martyrdom. The painting is somewhat of a landscape, with a crown of people gathered in a line, kind of in the style of a “prospettiva ribaltata” (I don’t know the English word for this). Near the right side of the painting, a group of soldiers have tied a naked woman to a post and are whipping her across the chest, causing streaks of blood to drop down her torso. I think I saw it in person in a church in Venice but I don’t remember exactly where, possibly in a room with a whole series dedicate to this particular saint. It’s definitely not Tintoretto’s “Santa Caterina Fustigata” of c. 1550 which places her on the left side of the painting and is less expansive than the one I’m thinking of. It maybe be Catherine after all but I’m not entirely sure. Hoping some here might be able to give me a lead to go on!!