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Ascension of the Virgin, (painting)

Artist:
Reni, Guido 1574-1642
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 48
Born 1574; died at Bologna, 1642, aged 68. Passing by the rare attributes of this great artist, language is too poor to convey an idea of the merit ostensible in this exquisite picture. The conception of the subject is of such noble import, and the execution of so high a beauty, that the eye and mind are taken captive in admiration. The group balance like the floating cloud, while the transition from an earthly atmosphere, to the glory of a higher region, conveys an idea of the artist's intention and ability, which the limits of praise could not satisfy. In truth, for composition, foreshortening, and harmony of colour, it is a wonder in art. (On canvass--3 ft. 5 inh. by 3 ft. 3 inh.) [P. 24.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Mary
Religion--New Testament--Assumption
Landscape
Figure group
Control number:
AECI 01850048
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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