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The Adoration of the Magi Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)

The Adoration of the Magi

Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)

  • TITLE

    : The Adoration of the Magi
  • AUTHOR

    : Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
  • DATE

    : c. 1547
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 185 × 222 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century Lombard painting,Mannerism
  • ROOM

    : 1

Andrea Schiavone (schiavone means “Slav”, indicating the painter’s origins) was a leading exponent of Mannerism in Veneto, and this Adoration of the Magi is an excellent example of Mannerist painting, which appears in the repeated presence of the figura serpentinata – figures in a spiral pose. The work dates from about the mid-fifteenth century and is striking for its dynamism and for the style which recalls that of Parmigianino, from whom Schiavone took inspiration.

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  • TITLE

    The Adoration of the Magi
  • AUTHOR

    Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
  • DATE

    c. 1547
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    185 × 222 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century Lombard painting,Mannerism
  • ROOM

    1

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