Transfiguration of Christ

size(cm): 50x70
Sale price£187 GBP


The painting Transfiguration of Christ by Luca Giordano is a masterpiece of Italian Baroque art that captivates with its artistic style, composition, and color. This work was created in the 17th century, in Naples, and its original size is 240 x 320 cm.

Giordano's artistic style is characterized by his ability to create dramatic and emotional works, full of movement and action. In Transfiguration of Christ, the artist uses his masterful technique to depict the biblical scene of the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. The figure of Christ, surrounded by a divine light, rises into the air, while the apostles Peter, James and John gaze at the scene in awe.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with a large number of figures that intertwine and overlap in an almost chaotic space. Giordano manages to create a sensation of depth and movement in the painting, thanks to his ability to manage perspective and space.

Color is another prominent aspect of Transfiguration of Christ. Giordano uses a palette of vibrant and luminous colors that highlight the figure of Christ and his divine light. Gold and yellow tones create a heavenly and mystical atmosphere, while blue and green tones provide a vibrant contrast.

The history of the painting is also interesting. Transfiguration of Christ was commissioned by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni for his private chapel in Rome. The work was so impressive that the cardinal decided to donate it to the Church of San Lorenzo in Lucina, where it stands today.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Giordano included his own image in the work, in the figure of the Apostle Santiago. This detail shows the ego of the artist and his desire to be remembered in the history of art.

In conclusion, Transfiguration of Christ is an impressive work that showcases Luca Giordano's talent and skill as an artist. Its artistic style, composition, color and historical details make this work one of the most outstanding of Italian Baroque art.

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