Die Heilige Familie aus dem Hause Canigiani
Raffael (1483-1520)

Die Heilige Familie aus dem Hause Canigiani,

um 1505/1506
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz (Populus sp.)
Dimensions of the object
131 x 107 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IV
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
476
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Raffael, Die Heilige Familie aus dem Hause Canigiani, um 1505/1506, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wE4KqoKLZ5 (Last updated on 06.09.2022)
The figures of the Holy Family have been placed in a rather formal pyramidal composition, in contrast to the informality within the scene, expressed in the glances and interrelations that are developed between the individuals and that strongly bolster the composition. The exacting observation of interpersonal behavior gives the painting its natural feel, in spite of its somewhat rigid outward appearance. The groups of angels, which were over-painted in the late 18th century and restored in 1983, are important for the balance of the entire composition.

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