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Mary Magdalene Penitent Guido Reni (1575-1642)

Mary Magdalene Penitent

Guido Reni (1575-1642)

  • TITLE

    : Mary Magdalene Penitent
  • AUTHOR

    : Guido Reni (1575-1642)
  • DATE

    : c. 1640
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 200 × 133 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century painting
  • ROOM

    : 13

This canvas is one of Guido Reni’s mature works, from the time when he was making religious paintings with a greater focus on inner spiritual life. The Bologna-born artist made many paintings of Mary Magdalene, but this one differs from the others in its more monumental composition and in the unusual pose of the penitent saint, who appears among the rocks with a skull in her hand, enthralled as she looks at an angel pointing to the sky. Even though of great impact, the work is unfinished.

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  • TITLE

    Mary Magdalene Penitent
  • AUTHOR

    Guido Reni (1575-1642)
  • DATE

    c. 1640
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    200 × 133 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century painting
  • ROOM

    13

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