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The rest during the flight to Egypt attributed to A.Godyn
The rest during the flight to Egypt attributed to A.Godyn - Paintings & Drawings Style
Ref : 88046
18 000 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 47.64 inch X H. 57.68 inch
Philippe Delpierre

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The rest during the flight to Egypt attributed to A.Godyn

Drawn from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt to escape the massacre of children under two years ordered by King Herod.
Mary in the center of the painting holds the infant Jesus in her right arm while her left hand holds a book, which no doubt assures her of the posterity of her son. Joseph dominates the scene, a shepherd, stick in hand, symmetrical. The left leg of the baby Jesus is held by John the Baptist.
The serene and haloed face of the Virgin, the center of the painting, focuses the viewer's gaze. On the left a column on its pedestal refers to a symbolism of ancient Rome. Joseph and the shepherd, gazing down at the hand of Christ symbolize the past, Jesus and John the Baptist, gazing outwards symbolize the future.

Abraham Godyn born in Antwerp resides in Italy, mainly in Rome, for nine years from 1680 to 1689, then by for Prague where he will remain eight years before returning to Antwerp. Enough time to complete the frescoes in Troja Castle celebrating the victories of Leopold I over the Ottoman Empire. A masterpiece of baroque in northern Europe, Godyn is the worthy representative of this European movement.
The "baroque civilization" brings together half a dozen countries ranging from Italy to Russia via Czechoslovakia: it is a flood of monuments, statues, paintings, in a word an incomparable art of living. The great Baroque adventure unfolds geographically with an incomparable vital exuberance and performers like Bernini and Mozart who have transcended their respective art. Baroque Europe takes on different faces depending on the country, ranging from Bavarian water games to operas in Prague, it is a Europe of the celebration of the senses before death.
Drawn from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt to escape the massacre of children under two years ordered by King Herod.
Mary in the center of the painting holds the infant Jesus in her right arm while her left hand holds a book, which no doubt assures her of the posterity of her son. Joseph dominates the scene, a shepherd, stick in hand, symmetrical. The left leg of the baby Jesus is held by John the Baptist.
The serene and haloed face of the Virgin, the center of the painting, focuses the viewer's gaze. On the left a column on its pedestal refers to a symbolism of ancient Rome. Joseph and the shepherd, gazing down at the hand of Christ symbolize the past, Jesus and John the Baptist, gazing outwards symbolize the future.

Abraham Godyn born in Antwerp resides in Italy, mainly in Rome, for nine years from 1680 to 1689, then by for Prague where he will remain eight years before returning to Antwerp. Enough time to complete the frescoes in Troja Castle celebrating the victories of Leopold I over the Ottoman Empire. A masterpiece of baroque in northern Europe, Godyn is the worthy representative of this European movement.
The "baroque civilization" brings together half a dozen countries ranging from Italy to Russia via Czechoslovakia: it is a flood of monuments, statues, paintings, in a word an incomparable art of living. The great Baroque adventure unfolds geographically with an incomparable vital exuberance and performers like Bernini and Mozart who have transcended their respective art. Baroque Europe takes on different faces depending on the country, ranging from Bavarian water games to operas in Prague, it is a Europe of the celebration of the senses before death.

D. Fernandez, the pearl and the crescent, Baroque Europe from Naples to Saint Petersburg, ed. Plon, 1995

painting without frame - remounted

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CATALOGUE

17th Century Oil Painting