Tobias Healing His Father's Blindness

size(cm): 45x60
Sale price£164 GBP


The painting "Tobias Healing the Blindness of His Father" by artist Gioachino Assereto is an Italian Baroque masterpiece noted for its impressive use of color, composition, and technique. With its dimensions of 147 x 203 cm, the work is one of the largest and most detailed in Assereto.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with an abundance of detail and a masterful use of space. In the center of the work, Tobias is kneeling in front of his blind father, who is seated in a chair with his arms outstretched towards his son. Tobias holds a fish in one hand and an oil bottle in the other, while a dog is curled up at his feet. The background of the painting is full of details, with trees, buildings and a dramatic sky creating an exciting atmosphere.

The use of color in the painting is impressive. Assereto uses a rich and vibrant palette that includes shades of gold, red, blue and green. Details of clothing and objects are carefully painted, giving a sense of texture and depth to the work.

The story behind the painting is equally fascinating. The work represents a scene from the Book of Tobit in the Bible, in which the young Tobias is sent by his father to recover a debt and ends up curing his blindness with the help of the archangel Raphael. The painting is a moving representation of the story, with Tobias and his father at the center of the work and the miracle of healing represented by the bottle of oil and the fish.

Despite its beauty and its importance in art history, Assereto painting is relatively unknown compared to other works of the Italian Baroque. However, his technique and artistic style are impressive, and the work remains a leading example of 17th-century religious art.

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