This drawing represents the Virgin Mary surrounded by male and female saints. The angels are in front, with the child Jesus on her lap. This is a typical baroque style of art, which is characterized by ornate lines
The Virgin Mary has been depicted as the perfect woman and mother throughout history. The drawing was created during the Baroque period of art which was known for its dramatic use of color, light, and shadow.
Domenico Piola was born in 1681 and died in 1754. He was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly around Rome.
He is best known for his frescoes depicting scenes from the lives of saints and church fathers. Piola’s style has been described as “theatrical” and “dramatic”.