Die Himmelfahrt Mariae
Guido Reni (1575-1642)

Die Himmelfahrt Mariae,

um 1638/39
Material / Technology / Carrier
Seide
Dimensions of the object
295 x 208 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
446
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Guido Reni, Die Himmelfahrt Mariae, um 1638/39, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/PdxzEoZ4w5 (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
Executed for the high altar of a church in Spilamberto near Modena, this picture is a late work by the master painter who dominated Bolognese art in the first half of the seventeenth century. Classic ideals of beauty and pathos are characteristic features of his work. Through his sublime use of colour, flooded with light, Reni suggests a view of paradisiacal spheres to devout viewers. The work’s particu­larly fine execution that gives it its plastic and luminous effect results from his use of silk as a support.

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