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Assumption of the Virgin, (painting)

Artist:
Reni, Guido 1574-1642
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3
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 is balancing in air, and appear actually to ascend. The transition from an earthly atmosphere, to the glory of a higher region, while the ethereal space is marked below, 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. [P. 6.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, by the Ancient Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, by the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools, open at the American Academy, Barclay Street. Admittance (catalogues included) $.50. Season Tickets $1.00. Family Ticket for the season, admitting four, $5.00. New-York: Printed by W. Mitchell, 265 Bowery. 1832.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Mary
Religion--New Testament--Assumption
Figure(s) In Exterior
State of Being--Phenomenon--Miracle
Control number:
AECI 04300003
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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