Tobiolo and Tobias Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Code :  ARARPI0132229

Tobiolo and Tobias Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Code :  ARARPI0132229

Tobiolo and Tobias Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century


Work title:  Tobiolo ridà la vista al padre Tobia

Art School:  Venetian school

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Biblical scene

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : Tobiolo ridà la vista al padre Tobia

Oil on canvas. Venetian school of the eighteenth century. A biblical episode taken from the Old Testament book of Tobias is represented, in which it is narrated how Tobiolo, returning from a long initiatory journey, in which he was accompanied by the angel Raphael and the dog, restored sight to his blind father. In the scene, the figures of the two protagonists stand out in the center, the old father, seated on a bench and watched over by his faithful wife, and the young Tobiolo on his knees; behind them the angel dominates them, with his large protective wings open on the two men and who wraps Tobiolo in an embrace, a sign of divine participation and protection for the man who is performing the miracle. The scene is built around the gestural dynamic of healing - Tobias touching his father\'s blind eyes by anointing them with the gall of the fish he caught during the journey and that he holds in his other hand - which is interpreted according to tradition as a sort of anointing which produces salvation. The chromatic vivacity and movement of the bodies, intertwined, superimposed, interacting to give dynamism but at the same time almost to create a unicum, enclosed in an almost circular shape, well delimited by the angel\'s wings, stand out in this work. The painting has been restored and relined. It is presented in a re-adapted antique frame.

Product Condition:
Painting in good conditions, with small signs of age.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 106
Width: 110
Depth: 6

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 89
Width: 93

Additional Information

Art School: Venetian school

Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject: Biblical scene

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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