Offered by Galerie PhC
Italian School (Bologna) seventeenth century, around 1650
Workshop Guido Cagnacci (Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna 1601 - Vienna 1663)
Beautiful setting with vegetal decoration of acanthus leaves
St. Mary Magdalene renouncing the world of vanities
Oil on canvas (96 cm by 86 cm, 114 cm by 103 cm with frame)
This beautiful Italian school is Mary Magdalene removing her jewelery, with this gesture she gives to earthly vanities (notice the grace and beauty of the hands).
Sitting near a table where a jewelry box is located, the painter shows us the Holy clothed in white and red, in front of a green curtain lined with braid made of gold son.
Italian painter (Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna 1601 - Vienna 1663).
In 1627, he resided in Romagna, where he left a few religious paintings (Madonna and saints, Rimini, S. Giovanni Battista) whose style says net naturalistic tendencies. This suggests that he studied in Rome, where he seems to have been a pupil of Guercino, the work of Caravaggio and his followers. In 1644, he set up two large canvases (Mercurial holy Glory, Glory of St. Valerian) in Forlì Cathedral (now the pine..). He then went to Venice c. In 1650, then in Vienna, v. 1660, where it is called by Emperor Leopold and where he died in 1663 (not 1682 as was long believed). It retains its last period of many paintings activity with profane and sensual subjects (female nudes) are full of naturalism (Death of Cleopatra, Milan, Brera and Vienna, KM; Death of Lucretia, museum of Lyon), but also a subtle poetry (Conversion of Mary Magdalene, Pasadena, Norton Simon Museum). A retrospective was dedicated to Cagnacci in Rimini in 1993.