Louis Dorigny Attr. Oil on Canvas France XVII-XVIII Century

Erminia among the Shepherds

Code :  ARARPI0148941

Louis Dorigny Attr. Oil on Canvas France XVII-XVIII Century

Erminia among the Shepherds

Code :  ARARPI0148941

Louis Dorigny Attr. Oil on Canvas France XVII-XVIII Century - Erminia among the Shepherds

Features

Erminia among the Shepherds

Artist:  Louis Dorigny (1654-1742) Attributable to 

Work title:  erminia tra i pastori

Art School:  French School

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800 , 17th century - from 1601 to 1700

Subject:  Scene with Figures

Origin:  Francia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : erminia tra i pastori

Oil on canvas. The large canvas recounts an episode taken from the Gerusalemme Liberata by Torquato Tasso, in which the young Erminia, princess of Antioch secretly in love with Tancredi, witnesses the wounding of her beloved in a duel. Driven by love, she therefore wears the weapons of the warrior Clorinda, her close friend, and at night she goes out to reach her beloved Tancredi and heal him. But in the Christian camp a ray of moonlight illuminates her and, mistaken for Clorinda by the sentries, she is forced to make a hasty flight: this is how it happens in a village inhabited by shepherds who live far from the war in an idyllic space, where she asks and obtains to be hosted for some time in the (vain) hope of forgetting her unhappy love. The work, already attributed to Carlo Loth, is rather referable to the production of Louis Dorigny, the Parisian painter who lived for a long time in Italy, in Rome, in Venice and finally definitively in Verona, where he obtained numerous orders from Veronese but also from clients. Venetians and Lombards, extending his activity as a fresco painter from Bergamo to Udine. In Verona since the beginning of the century, the preferences in the field of painting went towards a complex classicistic language in the composition, but calm and elegant, even in the great decorative works. Dorigny conforms to this painting, who in this canvas combines the balanced classicism of Simon Vouet (of whom he was grandson) with the chiaroscuro he learned in Rome and the calm Venetian elegance. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in an early 20th century frame.

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

frame Size (cm):
Height: 149
Width: 202
Depth: 7

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 125
Width: 180

Additional Information

Artist: Louis Dorigny (1654-1742)

Art School: French School

Time:

XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

17th century - from 1601 to 1700

Subject: Scene with Figures

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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