Gian Maria Morlaiter
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary ("The Gesuati"), Venice, Italy
Morlaiter garbs and poses Paul as a classical orator. The sword refers to his beheading and the book to his writings. It is traditional to show Paul balding from the front, although in most images the hair loss has not extended this far. An aspect of the tradition that the artist ignores completely is the pointy beard.
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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.