St. Mark

Mark the Evangelist, image 21 of the "Codex Aureus of Lorsch," presumably written in the scriptorium of the Lorsch Abbey, Germany. Photo: Public Domain
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St. Mark
Feast Day: April 25

Represented by the winged lion, St. Mark the Evangelist has been an exceptionally popular subject for Venetian artists, ever since his remains were relocated to Venice. Once the patron saint of the adoptive city had come home, artists immediately set to work carving, sculpting, and painting his likeness around the powerful merchant city. From mosaics to street corner statues, he was celebrated for being the city’s patron of justice and saving them all from the plague in 1577.

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