It would benefit from a restoration This item comes from a private collection, after an inheritance dispersal, with certification (article 64 D.L. 22 January 2004, no. 42Codice dei Beni Culturali - Italy)
|Technique:||Oil on panel|
|Condition:||Overall in fair condition with traces of ageing and usage|
|Title of artwork:||Presentazione Gesù al Tempio|
|Sold with frame:||Yes|
|Picture size (in cm):||40 cm|
This work shows the "presentation of Jesus to the Temple”, next to the child are four characters:
Mary, Joseph, the elder Simeon and Anna. In the painting the happiest character is the old Simeon with Jesus on his hands, a child surrounded by a halo of light, a metaphor that is defined in the Cantico "luce per illuminare le genti e gloria del popolo Israele".
Mary’s welcoming is total, her face is focused while listening and her arms are open. she seems not to want to miss a word, so much so that Luke writes: "she holds all these things in her heart".
In the background, Joseph is depicted here as very old.
During the middle ages, artists portrayed him as elderly man to prevent any inappropriate conclusions, namely that he could be seen as the true father of our Savior.
Worried not to stir up this erroneous belief, he was almost always depicted also physically distant from Mary: between the two there is no physical contact.
Joseph is presented at the margins of the event, depicted like this to insist on his vicar roles of "husband" and "father." Humble and pious, a quiet yet essential figure in the Holy family during his journey of life beside Mary and the child and always willing to execute the will of God, given to him by the angels (Anna, on the other hand, is depicted still in the prime of her life). He listens, assists with obedience to the laws of Israel and brings Jesus to the temple, because Jesus being 8 days old he needed to be circumcised.
In fair condition, surface craquelure that gives it a special charm. Size 40 cm
The work will be carefully packaged and shipped via international courier, with insured parcel.
|Member since:||March 24, 2016|
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|Rest of Europe||$58.00|
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