Your clues for this week are:
- The artist was Istrian, but worked in Italy.
- The artist painted a well-known series about a female saint who had a following of 10,000 virgins. The story goes that Attila the Hun had all 10,001 of them killed when the saint refused to become his wife. (I am pretty sure "become his wife" is a sanitized way of describing something else.)
- The brown rabbits in the background of this painting symbolize fertility, conception, and the virgin birth.
- A dish was named after the artist posthumously. Its Japanese equivalent is known as gyuunotataki, and it is delicious with shredded daikon radish and wasabi-infused soy sauce.
Last Week's Answer:
The artist last week was Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), the work was Man in a Suprematist Landscape (ca. 1930-31), and the two oddly-named groups with whom he exhibited were Jack of Diamonds and Donkey's Tail. Our winner was the delightful Professor Marius. Thank you for your kind words, sir!