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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)

  • TITLE

    : The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • AUTHOR

    : Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
  • INVENTARIO

    :
  • DATE

    : 1547
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 118 × 158 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 16th century Venetian painting,16th century Veneto painting
  • ROOM

    : 4

This painting was particularly admired by Cardinal Federico as one of the finest works by Jacopo Bassano. Probably made in late 1547, it takes up a very popular theme in religious painting – the Holy Family resting on their flight into Egypt – but it shows it in a new and original manner. The scene focuses on Mary, who is seen holding the Child in her arms. Joseph lovingly contemplates him, while all around there are numerous realistic details (such as the swaddling bands in the foreground) and other figures (such as the two youths who appear to be restraining the donkey, and the shepherd kneeling on the left). The scene is complex and brought to life by great physical and psychological dynamism.

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  • TITLE

    The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • AUTHOR

    Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
  • INVENTARIO

  • DATE

    1547
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    118 × 158 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    16th century Venetian painting,16th century Veneto painting
  • ROOM

    4

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