Adoration of the Shepherds

size(cm): 50x70
Sale price£187 GBP


The painting Adoration of the Shepherds by Leandro Bassano is a masterpiece of Italian Baroque art from the 16th century. This work represents the scene of the adoration of the shepherds to the baby Jesus in the manger and is one of the most representative of the artist.

Leandro Bassano's artistic style is very characteristic and can be seen in this painting. Bassano's technique is very detailed and realistic, which allows him to create a very vivid and emotional atmosphere in his works. The composition of the painting is very balanced and harmonious, giving a sense of stability and serenity to the work.

The color in Adoration of the Shepherds is very rich and varied. The golden and yellow tones in the clothing of the shepherds and in the wood of the manger contrast with the deep blue of the sky and the white of the fabrics that cover the baby Jesus. This contrast of colors creates a sense of depth and dimension in the painting.

The history of the painting is very interesting, since it was commissioned by the Grimani family, one of the most important in Venice at that time. The work was created to be placed in the family's private chapel in the church of San Francesco della Vigna in Venice. The painting was very well received by the Grimani family and became one of their favorite works.

A little known aspect about this work is that it was restored several times over the years. The last restoration was carried out in 2016 and details and colors were discovered that had been hidden by time and dirt accumulated in the paint.

In conclusion, Leandro Bassano's Adoration of the Shepherds is a masterpiece of Italian Baroque art that stands out for its detailed and realistic technique, its balanced and harmonious composition, and its rich color palette. The history and little-known aspects of the painting make it even more interesting and valuable to the art world.

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