The Holy Family

size(cm): 50x40
Sale price€170,95 EUR


The Holy Family, painted by Gaetano Gandolfi in the late 18th century, is a stunning example of the artist's mastery of the Baroque style. The painting depicts the Holy Family - Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus - in a warm and intimate setting, surrounded by richly detailed fabrics and objects.

One of the most striking aspects of the painting is its composition. The figures are arranged in a triangular shape, with Mary at the top and Joseph and Jesus forming the base. This creates a sense of balance and harmony, drawing the viewer's eye to the center of the painting.

Gandolfi's use of color is also noteworthy. The warm, earthy tones of the figures' clothing and the rich reds and blues of the fabrics create a sense of depth and richness. The light source in the painting is also carefully considered, with a soft glow illuminating the faces of the Holy Family.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. It was commissioned by a wealthy family in Bologna, Italy, and was likely intended for private devotional use. It was later acquired by an art collector in the 19th century and eventually found its way into the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Despite its impressive provenance, The Holy Family is not as well-known as some of Gandolfi's other works. However, it is a testament to the artist's skill and the enduring appeal of Baroque art. Its combination of technical mastery, emotional depth, and spiritual resonance make it a true masterpiece of the genre.

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