Paper collage. 8”x 10” Printer paper.
This depicts St. Catherine of Alexandria, as painted by Raphael in 1507 with the face of Sophie Gray, John Everett Millais Sophie Gray 1857.
Sophie (or Sophy) was the fourteen year old model of John Millais. She is sometimes referred to as the
Raphael painted Saint Catherine of Alexandria 1507, She was both a princess and a noted scholar. Also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel because of the method of her martyrdom, Raphael painted her looking upward in religious passion ecstasy. There is a graceful opposition in Catherine’s pose, which I have combined with the purity and nascent sensuality of the adolescent muse of the Victorian painter.