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Camillo Procaccini, area of

Adoration of the Shepherds

Code :  ARARPI0076629

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Camillo Procaccini, area of

Adoration of the Shepherds

Code :  ARARPI0076629

Product Details

Adoration of the Shepherds

Artist:  Camillo Procaccini (1561-1629) The scope of 

Work title:  L'adorazione dei pastori

Time:  The SEVENTEENTH Century -1600

Subject:  Sacred Subject

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description:
Oil painting on canvas. The scene of adoration develops around the centrality of the Holy Family, towards which various shepherds and shepherdesses converge, with flutes, sheep, dogs; among them also, in the upper left, another family arriving on a donkey's back, almost an anticipation of the flight into Egypt; at the top right, outside the building, you can see an angel announcing the birth to other shepherds. The work, of beautiful quality, is identical in subject to the painting preserved in the Civic Museums of Pavia, donated to the city in 1838 by the legate Malaspina and also referred to the area of Camillo Procaccini. Ours is also almost identical in size to the twin of Pavia, if not for a few more centimeters attributable to the increase in the size of the frame being restored, which involved the need for a "stretching" of the canvas along it. the edge, as evidenced by an edge analysis. This analogy of subject and size, as well as the same temporal location, argue in favor of the two paintings belonging to the same workshop. Both, however, refer to the "Adoration of the shepherds" of sure autograph by Camillo Procaccini, one of the most vivid of his production, preserved in the church of Sant'Alessandria in Zebedia in Milan, which although with an evident difference in the more vertical development and in the arrangement of the figures, has the same scenic setting and the same way of making the other two twin canvases. The compositional equality of the central group of the Holy Family stands out above all, as well as the same identity of some characters, such as the shepherd boy with the dog in the lower left corner, but also the face of a flute player, that in the background on the right in the twin works with the one almost hidden on the left in the work of S. Alessandro. In the work proposed here as in the twin of Pavia, the evident realism of the scene that details the roles of the characters, the intense plasticity of each figure, never static even when it is still and intertwined with the others in a game of overlapping and color contrasts , the background scenes for didactic purposes, are well placed in Procaccini's adhesion to the Counter-Reformation program promoted by Cardinal Borromeo in Milan, where the Parma artist lived and worked for a long time. The painting has been previously restored and relined.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of wear.

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 146,5
Width: 183
Depth: 2,5

Additional Information

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.

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

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