'Santa Cecilia' - Stefano Maderno, 1599 - 1600. Marble.

'Santa Cecilia”s simple form was Maderno's reaction to the chaotic compositions of Mannerism. 
Rather than represent the saint traditionally, glorifying and embellishing their appearance, we are instead presented with an untouched corpse: the martyr’s body. 

'Santa Cecilia' - Stefano Maderno, 1599 - 1600. Marble.

'Santa Cecilia”s simple form was Maderno's reaction to the chaotic compositions of Mannerism. 

Rather than represent the saint traditionally, glorifying and embellishing their appearance, we are instead presented with an untouched corpse: the martyr’s body.