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Art Appreciation

The Holy Family with Mary Magdalene and Infant Saint John

聖母子和抹大拉的瑪利亞,嬰兒聖約翰

Title: The Holy Family with Mary Magdalene

Artist: Palma Vecchio

Work: Oil on panel

Work Date: 1520

Style: Venetian

Size:h87 x 17 cm. h34  1/4  w46in

Collection: Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Appreciation

Colour and light effects are as important to this painting as its subject.

 

The tones in the Virgin's robe, for example, fluctuate from dark to light red as the garment drapes over her knees. In contrast to this realistic depiction, the Virgin's face is idealized into a cherubic image.

 

These characteristics are deeply rooted in Venetian painting and follow the painterly tradition of Giorgione and Titian.

 

Like the older artist, Palma Vecchio specialized in the placement of a religious subject in an idyllic, pastoral setting. These often featured plump, sweet-faced blonde women, who became a hallmark of the artistic's style.

 

He was an accomplished portrait painter and also received a large number of ecclesiastical

commissions. These included several large altarpieces depicting the Virgin and Child surrounded by saint ( a composition called a sacra conversazione ). His most famous is the Santa Barbara alter in Santa Maria Formosa, Venice.

 

Words by Terrie Dai

 

About the artist

Palma il Vecchio (c. 1480 – 1528), was an Italian painter of the Venetian school born at Serina Alta near Bergamo. He is called Palma Vecchio in English ("Old Palma" - in Italian Palma il Vecchio) to distinguish him from Palma Giovane, his great-nephew.

作品名稱: 聖母子和抹大拉的瑪利亞,嬰兒聖約翰

藝術家:帕爾馬 維吉奧

作品:油畫

創作日期: 1520

風格:威尼斯畫派

尺寸:高87 x 寬17英寸

收藏:弗洛倫薩烏菲茲美術館

欣賞

由暗到明亮的色調,那從聖母的長袍向膝下流動的紅,如此豐厚,溫暖,明艷的色彩和光線,一如這主題。非常寫實的手法描繪出聖母和抹大拉的瑪利亞的聖潔完美的臉龐。

 

濃厚的威尼斯畫派的特點和風格,沿襲了喬爾喬內,提香的傳統。

 

和其他威尼斯畫派的畫家一樣,帕爾馬專畫以宗教為主體的田園詩般的作品。他畫中神和人融合,人物和自然風景融合,他畫中女人都是甜美,豐滿,金髮碧眼的,這形成了他標誌性的藝術風格,以致有人嫌他的聖母過於性感美麗,像個普通女子。

 

帕爾馬是一位成功的肖像畫家,常常接到大量的委託,其中包括他最有名的,威尼斯聖母瑪利亞福爾摩沙教堂的聖芭芭拉聖壇畫。

 

關於藝術家

韦基奥 (1480-1528年) 帕尔马·伊尔·韦基奥的画属于威尼斯画派的风格范畴。他常常被稱為老帕爾馬。而另一個則是他的侄子帕爾馬 喬萬尼。

   

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