Religious Subject Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Code :  ARARPI0166969

Religious Subject Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century

Code :  ARARPI0166969


Religious Subject Oil on Canvas Italy XVIII Century


Artwork title:  L'adorazione dei Magi

Artistic school:  Northern Italy School

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Sacred subject

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Description : L'adorazione dei Magi

Oil painting on canvas. Northern Italian school of the 18th century. A peculiarity of this scene is the presentation of the characters concentrated in the lower part of the canvas, while in the upper one dominates on the left the great architectural structure, which is meant to be the cave, but which is a tall and imposing wooden structure, flanked on the right by the darkness of the night, interrupted by the gap of light opened in the heavens, from which the angels come out. The characters are willing to converge, along an oblique line ascending to the left, in the direction of the Holy Family, in particular towards Mary and the Child, who are on the same diagonal as the celestial beam of light. On the right of the Holy Family, the Magi, with their retinue of servants and animals, behind which opens a landscape that evokes the distant lands from which they come. The painting is also animated by the play of colors and lights, with alternating lights and shadows, bright colors and dark backgrounds. Restored and relined, the painting is presented in a beautiful gilded frame from the end of the 19th century.

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

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 101
Width: 89
Depth: 8

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 82
Width: 69

Additional Information

Artistic school: Northern Italy School

Age: 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.
Find out more about the 18th century with our insights:
Discovering the Barocchetto
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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