Saint Catherine of Alexandria, feast day November 25. Catherine was a virgin and martyr. She is the patron saint of philosophers and preachers.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, feast day November 25. Catherine was a virgin and martyr. She is the patron saint of philosophers and preachers.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598,  the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598, the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Gualenghi-d'Este Hours   Saint Catherine of Alexandria  	      Taddeo Crivelli  Italian, Ferrara, about 1469  Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment    4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.  MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 187V

Gualenghi-d'Este Hours Saint Catherine of Alexandria Taddeo Crivelli Italian, Ferrara, about 1469 Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. MS. LUDWIG IX 13, FOL. 187V

Attributed to Perugino -- Virgin and Child accompanied by two angels, Saint Rose and Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Attributed to Perugino -- Virgin and Child accompanied by two angels, Saint Rose and Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Raphael–Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian 1483–1520) [High Renaissance] Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1507-1508. National Gallery, London.

Raphael–Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian 1483–1520) [High Renaissance] Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1507-1508. National Gallery, London.

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