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Thomas Wilkinson Wallis

Saint Catherine at the Louvre statue

Saint Catherine at the Louvre statue

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This dramatic statue by French sculptor Thomas Regnaudin (1622-1706) is a self-proclaimed allegory of hope for the church. Regnaudin was a late Baroque sculptor for the French nobels. This piece reflects his idealism interacting with the cynicism of the Baroque. Although it does not show a woman interacting with death, it is a tribute to the martyr, and reflects a woman’s faith through the ultimate sacrifice. Church tradition has crowned St. Catherine as one of the most renowned female saints of the early church. Her legendary faithfulness through torture was blessed by a profound testimony that rings clear through the ages, a young martyr in the 4thCentury at the hands of Emperor Maxentius, she became a Christian at the age of fourteen. With parents who governed Alexandria, she soon became renowned for her beauty and intellect, which she sharpened with a deep study for the arts, sciences, and philosophies. She received a vision of the Virgin Mary presenting Christ to her in mystical marriage when she was a young teenager, which converted her to Christianity. After her conversion, she determined to remain a virgin her entire life. She was a contemporary of Emperor Maxentius, who persecuted Christians, she visited him and debated with him in an attempt to change this policy and end the persecution of the church. Maxentius pitted the best and brightest of the Roman philosophers and academicians against her, but she won the debate and converted them all to Christianity. Maxentius proceeded to kill them all in a rage, and attempted to make Catherine recant through torture. After she rejected Maxentius’ subsequent marriage proposal, he ordered her to be killed by the spiked wheel, which miraculously broke when she prayed for rescue.

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