Madonna praying with her face turned towards the sky and little angels.
Painting, Oil on canvas, 99x75 cm without frame and 134 x 110 cm with frame by the painter Benedetto Luti (Florence 1666 - Rome 1720). State of preservation: excellent.
Luti was born in Florence; it was his father who deepened his son's artistic vein, sending him to the studio of the painter Gabbiani. After an initial period as a Florentine apprentice, Luti moved to Rome in 1961, thanks to the intercession of Cosimo III Medici, who appreciated his skills as a pastel portrait painter. In Rome Luti, where he was able to take advantage of the advice of Ciro Ferri, a Tuscan painter, became together with Giuseppe Chiari, one of the most talented artists of the classicist current of the eighteenth century, derived from the teachings of the Bolognese school and followed by Carlo Maratta and Francesco Trevisani. Luti was a notable collector and art dealer.
This introduction to the art and poetry of the great artist of the past, Benedetto Luti, helped us to introduce in the catalog of his works, this Madonna prayimg and little angels, an oil on canvas, of exquisite workmanship that presents some characteristics of his pictorial style. In fact, to call into question the "Morellian" method, useful for recognizing the hand of an artist, at first glance the way of pictorially making hands that are tapered leap, a detail that can be found punctually in many paintings by Luti, such as example in the Christ of the Convito in the house of the Pharisee, in Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire ", and in the other version of Jesus in the same subject preserved in Rome, at the Academy of St. Luke. Moving now on the face of the Madonna with the turned face towards the sky, it shows an expression that is almost identical to that visible in the Christ of the Supper in Emmaus, at the Academy of St. Luke in Rome, while for the reason of the eyes turned towards the sky, it returns punctually in the face of Arianna, of the canvas depicting Bacchus and Arianna at the Chigi palace in Ariccia.
Another document, very important in Luti's painting, is the study of draperies comparable in the paintings mentioned above, and finally, the blue and red of the dress of the Madonna, it is the same that Luti used in the clothes of Christ, always visible in the paintings mentioned above.
The painting in question can be dated to around 1700 and 1710, near the Supper in Emmaus of the Academy of St. Luke, and the Supper in the house of the Pharisee, Kedleston Hall, mentioned above.
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