Archive for the ‘Religious Painting’ Category

The Adoration of the Shepherds with Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

The Adoration of the Shepherds with Saint Catherine of Alexandria was painted by Cigoli in 1599. Cigoli, a painter of considerable intellectual accomplishment and a friend of the great scientist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), was the key artist in Florence in the late sixteenth century.

This altarpiece was painted at the height of Cigoli’s career and introduced to Florentine painting a new emotional warmth and emphasis on color, based on the work of of Barocci and Titian. Some of the details are taken directly from nature, such as the still life around the Christ Child and the rustic figures at the right.

Cigoli’s work emphasizes the study of nature together with the work of the masters of the High Renaissance. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 308.3 cm, Width: 193.7 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

The Immaculate Conception by Guido Reni

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The Immaculate Conception was painted by Guido Reni in 1627. Reni, the most celebrated painter of seventeenth-century Italy, was particularly famous for the beauty of his female heads and the devotional effectiveness of his pictures of the Virgin Mary.

This altarpiece was commissioned in about 1627 by the Spanish Ambassador, the Count of Onate, for the Infanta of Spain. It was later in the Cathedral of Seville, where it exercised a deep influence on Spanish painters, especially Murillo. It was subsequently (1851–1946) in the collection of the Earls of Ellesmere at Bridgewater House in London.

This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 268 cm, Width: 185.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

Religious Paintings The Lamentation

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The Lamentation was painted by Scipione Pulzone in 1593. This altarpiece was painted for the chapel of the Passion of Christ in the church of the Gesu, in Rome, the headquarters of the Jesuit order. Its style was intended to complement the austere interior space of the church.

Pulzone’s canvas is conceived not as a narrative but as a meditation on the Entombment of Christ, in line with Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. Details such as the tears of the Virgin, the crown of thorns held by Saint John, and the pallor of Christ’s body are presented to the viewer for contemplation. Pulzone’s brand of realism made him an important exponent of Counter Reformation art.

This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 289.6 cm, Width: 172.7 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

Religious Paintings The Adoration of the Christ Child

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The Adoration of the Christ Child: The fourteenth-century mystic Saint Bridget of Sweden recounted Christ’s birth after experiencing a vision. The “great and ineffable light” she described as emanating from the Child is the most compelling feature of this picture.

The portrayal of this divine splendor allowed painters to convey the mystical aura of the event and to experiment with dramatic lighting effects. Drawings and numerous paintings of the subject suggest that a lost work by Hugo van der Goes was the source of the composition.

This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 104.1 cm, Width: 70.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

Saint John on Patmos by Hans Baldung

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Saint John on Patmos was painted by Hans Baldung in 1511. A painter and printmaker of great originality, Baldung was trained in Durer’s Nuremberg studio before he established his own workshop in Strasbourg in 1509. This painting shows Saint John in exile on the island of Patmos, experiencing a vision of the Virgin as he writes his Book of Revelation.

The panel originally joined two others-Saint Anne with the Christ Child, the Virgin, and Saint John the Baptist (National Gallery of Art, Washington) and the Mass of Saint Gregory (Cleveland Museum of Art)-to form a triptych, commissioned by the Order of Sankt Johann in Jerusalem at Grunenworth in Strasbourg.

This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 87.3 cm, Width: 75.6 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

Religious Paintings Virgin and Child

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Virgin and Child was painted in 1670–72. Like Zurbaran and Velazquez, Murillo was trained in Seville, where he spent his whole career. This painting of the Madonna and Child formed part of the collection of the Marques de Santiago, who owned a number of outstanding works by the artist.

The popularity of Murillo’s paintings of the Madonna and Child derives from his ability to endow a timeworn theme with a quality of intimacy and sweetness. The infant’s attention has, in this picture, been momentarily diverted from nursing by the presence of the viewer.

This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 165.7 cm, Width: 109.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

Venus and Cupid by Lorenzo Lotto

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Venus and Cupid was painted by Lorenzo Lotto. Lorenzo Lotto, whose unusual genius makes him one of the most fascinating of all Venetian painters, depicts Venus and her son Cupid in a bower, a subject inspired by ancient marriage poems known as “epithalamia.” It was almost certainly painted to celebrate a wedding and Venus’s features may be taken from the bride’s.
Lotto was fascinated with emblematic devices, here relating to the goddess and marriage. The shell above Venus’s head and the rose petals on her lap are her attributes, while the ivy is symbolic of fidelity and the myrtle wreath was worn by the bride. Cupid’s action, an augury of fertility, confers a mood of light-hearted wit.

The painting was probably done in the mid-1520s for a cultivated couple in either Bergamo or Venice. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 92.4 cm, Width: 111.4 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: daydaypaint@yahoo.com .

The Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist was painted by Andrea del Sarto. This grand Holy Family was painted in 1528 or 1529 for the Florentine Giovanni Borgherini, who was prominent during the city’s brief-lived Republic, before the Medici family re-established their rule.

Christ shares his orb with his cousin, Saint John, Florence’s patron saint a symbolism adopted by the Republican government. Sarto was known as “the painter without defects,” and this reputation is fully evident in the masterful drawing of the figures, the nobility and complexity of their gestures, and the sumptuous color.

The frame is of the late sixteenth century, possibly Florentine. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 135.9 cm, Width: 100.6 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: artsalehelp@gmail.com.

Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara was painted by Hans Memling in early 1480s. The picture’s harmonious composition was adapted from a large, celebrated altarpiece Hans Memling completed in 1479 for the Sint-Janshospitaal in Bruges.

This smaller, more modest version was commissioned by an anonymous donor who kneels at the left. He is shown reciting his rosary as he contemplates Saint Catherine’s mystic marriage to the infant Christ. Saint Barbara, whose attribute the tower is behind her, sets a meditative example by reading.

The grape arbor above the Virgin’s throne and canopy was most likely added shortly after Memling’s lifetime, in the early sixteenth century, when the cult of the Eucharist became increasingly popular. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by MuseumArtPaintings.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 67 cm, Width: 72.1 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please visit our site or contact us at email: artsalehelp@gmail.com.

Madonna and Child with Saints Francis and Dominic and Angels

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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Madonna and Child with Saints Francis and Dominic and Angels was painted by Giulio Cesare Procaccini. The picture shows the Institution of the Rosary which, according to tradition, was established by Saint Dominic in the thirteenth century. The devotion was particularly popular after the victory of the Christian forces over the Turks at Lepanto in 1571, and the subject is not uncommon in the early seventeenth century.  famous religious paintings for sale

The apple held by Saint Francis is a symbol of the Fall of Man, and the vase of roses is an allusion to the Song of Solomon (2:1). The picture seems to have been commissioned shortly after 1612 by Gaspare Spanzotta for the Chapel of Saints Francis and Dominic in the Church of the Madonna dei Miracoli at Corbetta, near Milan.

It is a masterpiece of Procaccini’s early maturity. The tight composition and brilliant brushwork are characteristic of the Baroque style he evolved under the influence of the work of Lodovico Carracci and Parmigianino. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by DayDayPaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 256.9 cm, Width: 143.2 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please contact us at email: daydaypaint@gmail.com.