Red Sea crossing

size(cm): 45x75
Sale price£187 GBP


The Crossing of the Red Sea painting by Cosimo Rosselli is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece notable for its impressive original size of 350 x 572 cm. This work was created in the 15th century and is currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Rosselli used an artistic style that blends Gothic and Renaissance elements, giving the work a unique and distinctive feel. The composition of the painting is highly detailed and full of moving figures, creating a sense of dynamism and action.

Color is also a prominent aspect of the work. Rosselli used a palette of rich, vibrant colors that give the painting a sense of life and energy. The blue and green tones of the sea contrast with the warm gold and red tones of the sky and the figures.

The story behind the painting is equally fascinating. Crossing of the Red Sea depicts the biblical story of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and their passage through the Red Sea. The work shows Moses and the Jews in the center of the painting, while the Egyptian army sinks into the sea behind them.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Rosselli included various members of the Medici family in the work. The faces of some of the characters in the painting are believed to be Medici portraits, suggesting that the work was commissioned by the family.

In short, Crossing of the Red Sea is an impressive piece of work that combines a unique art style with detailed composition and a vibrant color palette. Its biblical history and possible portraits of the Medici family make it even more fascinating and worthy of admiration.

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