ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings

CORONA by André Durand (2000) (Padre Pio, corona, stigmata, St. Michel, St. Pio of Pietrelcina)



Dimensions: 116.5 X 116.5

Oil on linen


St. Pio of Pietrelcina, also known as Saint Padre Pio, or simply Padre Pio, was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins; he was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. He became famous for his stigmata. On 16 June 2002, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II.

A corona is a type of plasma “atmosphere” of the Sun or other celestial body, extending millions of kilometers into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse, but also observable in a coronagraph.