Saint Margaret, Oil on Canvas, 18th Century

Code :  ARARPI0057179

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Saint Margaret, Oil on Canvas, 18th Century

Code :  ARARPI0057179

not available

Saint Margaret, Oil on Canvas, 18th Century

Features

Work title:  Santa Margherita

Art School:  Marche School

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Sacred subject

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Santa Margherita

Oil on canvas. The young martyr Margaret of Antioch is representd in ecstasy whit her iconographic symbols: she's holding martyrdom's palm and the Cross, the dragon at her feet. According to tradition, the ypung girl had been imprisoned during Diocletian's persecution because she was christian and she was visited by the devil in the guise of a dragon that swallowed her: Margaret ripped up its womb with the Cross and she came out victorious; because of that she's invoked as the patroness of pregnant women to have an easy childbirth. Restored and displayed in frame.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 100
Width: 79
Depth: 6

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 90
Width: 68

Additional Information

Art School: Marche School

Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

In the century of the Enlightenment, or the exaltation of reason and science as the only tools that can free man from ignorance and the yoke of the Church and the nobility, art passes from the intent of the Baroque to tell religious truths or to imitate nature, with strong chiaroscuro contrasts and artificial excesses, to the lighter and more vaporous forms (sometimes even frivolous and affected) of the so-called Barocchetto or Rococò, to lead to Neoclassicism which, looking at the ancient art of the Greeks and Romans, wants to re-propose the discovery of beauty, in the search for harmony, proportions, balances.
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FineArt: Giovanni Domenico Lombardi, Conversion of a centurion, 18th century

Subject: Sacred subject

Artistic technique: Pittura

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Technical specification: Oil on canvas

The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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